Fat Cat Physicians Get Busted by Feds in Medicare Fraud Cases
May 14, 2014
Reported earlier 2% of all Medicare physicians made up almost 25% of all total payouts; and, believe it or not that’s a bad thing for two reasons. First, a select group of physicians mainly in South Florida, long the nation’s leader in healthcare fraud, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Tampa were gaming the Medicare system fraudulently at the expense of the American taxpayer; and second, it took the feds too long to figure out one doctor shouldn’t make $20.8 million in Medicare at the expense of the American taxpayer.
The Modern Healthcare article doesn’t state if that charmer Dr. Salomon Melgen, who made $20.8 million from Medicare in 2012 was part of the Federal Sweep. I just hope Eric Holder isn’t going to hold a press conference patting himself for a job well done because this type of fraud should never have happened in the first place. Fraud is wrong no question but who was asleep at the wheel at the expense of the American taxpayers not just once but twice?