Largest Medicare Billing Fraud Bust In History Involves Nursing Homes

A huge Medicare sting has made 46 arrests of doctors and nurses for fraudulent billing in the amount of $712 million. The fraudulent billing came from nursing homes, clinics, and doctor’s offices and preyed upon the elderly, homeless and unknown patients who were shipped medical assistive devices and then billed for them, even though they did not need them. The FBI was involved in the investigation and ran the sting, considered to be the largest Medicare fraud bust in history.

The fraudulent billing involves talking glucose testers in the amount of $22 million, wheelchairs and home health in the amount of $23 million, and prescription drugs in the amount of $1.6 million, which were never purchased or dispensed. The FBI is continuing to investigate to identify additional cases of fraudulent billing for Medicare funds. For more, read the story.