WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people nationwide, including dozens of doctors, have been charged in health care fraud prosecutions, accused of collectively defrauding the government of about $1.3 billion, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
Nearly one-third of the 412 charged were accused of opioid-related crimes. The health care providers, about 50 of them doctors, billed Medicare and Medicaid for drugs that were never purchased; collected money for false rehabilitation treatments and tests; and gave out prescriptions for cash, according to prosecutors.
Did you ever wonder why most massive health care fraud occurs under Medicare and Medicaid?
Could it be because they are administered by a government bureaucracy and contractors … who have no profit motive to worry about? How cynical of me 🤓