Who Are Some Famous Doctors That Have Been Charged With Medicare Fraud?

Who Are Some Famous Doctors That Have Been Charged With Medicare Fraud?

Dr. Oscar Linares was a physician from the Dominican Republic whose office in Michigan prescribed a powerful opiate blend to more than 200 patients per day. Linares rarely examined the patients to whom he prescribed drugs and billed Medicare for more than $5 million, according to the LA Weekly.

Dr. Farid Fata was an oncologist in Michigan who knowingly recommended more than 9,000 injections to his patients that he knew to be unnecessary and potentially dangerous. He billed Medicare and other health insurance companies more than $34 million dollars for such procedures before his conviction in court, revocation of his medical licenses, and sentencing to 45 years in prison in July 2015, according to Newsweek.