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Feds charge 91 people in $430 million Medicare fraud

The medical professionals allegedly billed Medicare for unnecessary ambulance rides, medical equipment and treatment programs

Dozens of medical professionals are probably feeling a bit ill after a government investigation allegedly turned up evidence of that they had bilked Medicare out of $430 million through false billing.

Officials from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) coordinated on the investigation, which resulted in the arrests of 91 doctors, nurses and other medical workers. Investigators say the fraud took place in seven cities, with more than one-third of the defendants coming from Miami.

Alanna Byrne

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