Oakland Township Cancer Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud……
A database shows Oakland Township oncologist Farid Fata was one of the nation’s largest billers of Medicare. Fata is accused of intentionally misdiagnosing cancer patients in order to defraud the system.
By The Associated Press Posted: 04/10/14, 3:01 PM EDT |
DETROIT (AP) Medicare’s massive claims database includes an Oakland Township-based cancer doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments among its most reimbursed.
Farid Fata is among the top billers and is now awaiting trial on federal charges. He says he’s innocent.
Fata was arrested in August. He’s accused of committing fraud to enrich himself through health insurance programs. The government says his practice billed Medicare $225 million from August 2007 to July 2013. He could face trial this year.
An analysis by The Associated Press found that a tiny group, 344 out of more than 825,000 doctors, received $3 million or more apiece in 2012 — a threshold that raises eyebrows for the government’s own investigators. Overall, about 2 percent of clinicians accounted for one-fourth of payments.
Make no mistake, if you or a loved one has been accused of Medicare or Medicaid Fraud, you could be facing years in jail. This type of case requires an experienced, skillful Trial Team capable of understand the case the government will bring against the accused. In all probability, the case will include several complicated charges.
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