Tag: fraudulent

Homeopath Arrested for Fake COVID Immunization, Vaccine Card Scheme

A homeopathic doctor licensed in California was arrested yesterday and charged with a scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and to falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards...

‘I Did Nothing Wrong:’ MDs Used Own Sperm for Fertility Patients

Martin D. Greenberg, MD, was sued in May for secretly using his own sperm to inseminate one of his infertility patients 38 years earlier. The...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Feds Investigating Telehealth Charges in Upsurge

With telehealth restrictions eased during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to limit potential exposure to the virus, virtual care has become more common and...

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to...

Physician Indicted for Selling Hydroxychloroquine as COVID Cure

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal law enforcement officials have issued an eight-count indictment against a...

Convicted Ex-Surgeon Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, previously convicted on healthcare fraud charges, pleaded guilty last week to new fraud charges that included impersonating a...

Extortion Scam Targets Clinicians in Several States

The State Medical Board of Ohio issued an alert this week warning physicians about an extortion scam that has resurfaced regarding suspension of medical licenses....

Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports

Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a...

More Than 100 Medical Professionals Charged in Telemedicine Fraud

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging 345 individuals — including more than 100 physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals — with submitting...

A Doctor Was Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

Addiction Specialist Charged in $681 Million Treatment Fraud Case

The federal government has charged a Florida addiction medicine specialist in what it says was a scheme to defraud Medicare and private insurers, charging them...

FDA Warns of Silver, Other Bogus COVID-19 Cures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA has issued...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Research Fraud

  In 2016, Sophie Jamal’s career took a turn for the worse. The bone researcher and physician was banned from federal funding for life in Canada after...

Doctor Accused of More Than 200 Misdiagnoses Gives Up License

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor accused of misdiagnosing epilepsy in more than 200 children surrendered his medical license and agreed to pay a $5,000...

FDA Tightens Requirements for COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is tightening requirements for companies...

COVID-19 Fuels Explosive Growth in Telehealth ― and Fraud Concern

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. On March 17, Medicare chief Seema Verma stepped to the podium...

MD Fraud Charge, Coronavirus Case Estimates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...