A nurse practitioner was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $52 million for his role in a scheme to steal physicians’ identities and defraud Medicare and other insurers.
The Waxahachie provider, Trivikram Reddy, pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud in October 2020 and was sentenced last month. The fraud deceived major insurers—including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and Cigna—by creating false patient bills using the provider numbers of six doctors. All the claims were false. In early June 2019, federal agents investigated the clinic and found Reddy’s staff manufacturing medical records. Reddy closed his clinic immediately after the encounter.