AP sources: Federal agents start arresting suspects in 3-state Medicare fraud crackdownBy AP
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
AP sources: Busts in 3 states over Medicare fraud
MIAMI — Federal agents have arrested several suspects in Miami as part of a Medicare fraud crackdown in three states.
More arrests are expected later Tuesday in Miami, Brooklyn and Detroit.
Federal authorities say a few dozen suspects in those areas billed Medicare for more than $61 million for bogus medical equipment, unnecessary therapy and HIV infusions in various scams.
Federal authorities disclosed the arrests on condition of anonymity because an announcement was not yet public.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to hold a press conference in New York later Tuesday to discuss the raids. The arrests are part of a joint task force between HHS and the Department of Justice.
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