A 42 year-old Houston doctor will serve nearly six years in prison after pleading guilty to Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
The man, who would repair varicose veins, surrendered his license to the Texas Medical Board during the investigation. Prosecutors claim that, from 2005 to 2007, he submitted claims that said he repaired more veins than he actually did. This led to fraudulent billing, which allowed him to receive the highest reimbursement rates.
He will serve five years for one count of conspiracy and concurrently serve seventy months for three counts of mail fraud. The former doctor must also pay back the $3.8 million to the government.
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