Article by Peter Budetti published in Modern Healthcare, 7/18/15.
“Healthcare fraud is a seemingly overwhelming problem. Large healthcare companies perpetrate systematic schemes, while corrupt practitioners and common criminals steal funds through hoaxes involving phony clinics, phantom patients and billing for services and medical equipment never provided.
Most important, healthcare fraud can injure patients. No clearer example exists than the Michigan oncologist recently sentenced to 45 years in prison for giving false cancer diagnoses and providing unnecessary and dangerous treatments to collect millions of Medicare dollars.”