Medicare fraud sting nets more than 100 providers

March 10, 2011

The feds are getting serious about cracking down on Medicare fraud.

The feds are getting serious about cracking down on Medicare fraud. A February 17 nationwide bust netted 111 physicians, nurses, and therapists, the largest such roundup in Medicare history.

The providers are charged with everything from altering patients' diagnoses and medications to make it look as if they qualified for additional treatment to billing for procedures that never were performed.

More than 700 law enforcement agents arrested suspects in Florida, California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, New York, and Louisiana. The suspects are accused of illegally billing Medicare more than $225 million.