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Feds Arrest 53 in Nationwide $50 Mil Medicare Scam

Medicare fraud has been so pervasive for so long. With our health care costs spiraling out of control, this type of fraud doesn’t help. We need to do even more to crack down on this activity. It goes hand and glove with health care reform.

FBI Agent arrests Bernice Brown/channel 7 detroit

FBI Agent arrests Bernice Brown/channel 7 detroit

BY BEN SCHMITT, TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA and TODD SPANGLER
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — Federal authorities unsealed indictments Wednesday that charged 53 people in an alleged nationwide $50-million Medicare scam.

Forty-one of the suspects were arrested Wednesday — including 35 in metro Detroit.

Federal authorities allege doctors, physical therapists and employees at 27 companies paid kickbacks to patients for fake Medicare claims.

“I just want to say to those of you who work diligently and ethically to provide medical care through the Medicare program, we will work with you to root out the few who corrupt the system and taint the good reputations of health professionals everywhere,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, D.C.

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