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Sugar Land doctor arrested for health care fraud

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012    

A 56-year-old Sugar Land man was arrested last week on charges of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, the Houston Chronicle reports. The indictment reads that the doctor ordered, authorized, and prescribed unnecessary diagnostic tests and other procedures.

These procedures were then billed to Medicare and Medicaid for payment under his billing number. The physician is believed to have submitted more than $19.4 million worth of medical claims to the Texas Medicaid and Medicare Programs from 2007 to 2012.

An estimated $8.5 million was deposited in his bank account. He is also accused of running medical clinics under different names to hide his scheme and hiring patient recruiters.

If you have been accused of committing health insurance fraud and are in danger of losing your professional license, contact the professional license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995 today.