Washington: At least six Indian Americans are among more than 100 doctors, nurses and health care executives arrested by the authorities in the biggest US crackdown on Medicare fraud.
In all, 111 persons were arrested in nine cities across the nation on Thursday on charges of making false billings to defraud government health insurance programme Medicare of over $225 million.
"We are pleased to announce the largest federal health care fraud take down in our nation's history," proclaimed Attorney General Eric Holder.
"Medical professionals charge for phantom procedures and unnecessary equipment. Kickbacks dictate treatment. Fraud drives prescriptions. Criminals profit, and taxpayers foot the bill," Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said....more
06:24 PM, Feb 18, 2011