From the FBI website: Manhattan Doctor Pleads Guilty to $8.5 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Dr. Roberto Aymat, a medical doctor, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare out of approximately $8.5 million through the use of fraudulent HIV/AIDS clinics in New York. As part of the scheme, Aymat and others billed Medicare for medications that were […]
Recently, 60 Minutes investigated Health Management Associates, the fourth largest for-profit hospital chain in the country. An estimated $210 billion a year goes toward unnecessary tests and treatments, with a large chunk of those tests being billed to Medicare and Medicaid programs. Watch the story to learn more about widespread fraud in the system.