Medicare fraud doctor recruited patients with fast food

fast food2 Medicare fraud doctor recruited patients with fast foodA $5.4 million Medicare fraud scheme lands gynecologist Jonathan Agbebiyi in prison.  Agbebiyi was sentenced to 60 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution.

He was a part of a conspiracy to bill Medicare for unnecessary neurological tests at three Michigan clinics.  Some of the unnecessary tests included sending an electrical current through the arms and legs of the patients.

Explains the U.S. Department of Justice:

Evidence at trial showed that the patients were not referred to the clinics by their primary care physicians, or for any other legitimate purpose, but rather were recruited with prescriptions for controlled substances, cash payments, and fast food. The three clinics then billed the Medicare program for various diagnostic tests that were medically unnecessary.

 

United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade stated, “This doctor exposed patients to electrical currents for neurological testing solely to generate money for himself at the expense of the Medicare program. We hope that cases like this one will deter other doctors from using patients as commodities for personal gain.”

If you have non-public information about Medicare fraud or other medical fraud, a Medicare fraud attorney can help you determine whether you have a case.  We can help evaluate whether you may be eligible for a Medicare fraud reward and guide you through the steps that need to be taken.  Call 1-877-255-2676 today to report Medicare fraud or contact us.

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