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Friday, August 31, 2007

NJ Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

Dr. Ming C. Tung of East Brunswick, NJ has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Medicare program.  He will pay $1.2 million as part of a civil settlement and restitution.

Tung admitted that he fraudulently billed Medicare between 2001 and 2005 for routine foot care services, knowing that he was not entitled to receive payment, He would make it appear that most of his patients suffered from podiatric problems such as diabetes, which would require necessary foot care services such as toenail clipping and foot massage.

Tung also admitted to falsely claiming that he had performed more complex, time-consuming services than he actually provided, such as the removal of infected toenails.  He also obtained reimbursements for home visits when they were not medically necessary.

Tung will be sentenced on December 7, and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  Tung also entered into a civil settlement of $868,313 for violations of the federal False Claims Act, which allows recovery of triple the amount of damages to the government plus penalties.

Click here to read the whole article about NJ Podiatrist Admits Defrauding Medicare.

Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 08/31 at 05:14 AM
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