Statesman: Austin doctor accused of $2.1 million Medicare fraud


Two Austin medical practitioners have been accused of defrauding $2.1 million in Medicare funds.


Dr. Dennis B. Barson Jr., an Austin neurologist, and his medical clinic administrator, Dario Juarez, were charged in a multicount indictment with conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.1 million over a two-month period, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said Tuesday.

The indictment also accuses Barson, 40, of Austin, and Juarez, 53, of Beeville, with health care fraud for filing false Medicare claims for procedures that were not performed, including tests for urinary and bowel dysfunction.

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