Michigan Doc Convicted in $100M+ Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in the Eastern District of Michigan has convicted Michigan doctor Francisco Patino, M.D. for his role in a health care fraud scheme.

The scheme to defraud Medicare and other health insurance programs involved several Michigan-based companies including: Global Quality Inc.; FDRS Diagnostics, PLLC; Patino Laboratories, Inc.; and Renaissance Age Management Institute LLC.

Dr. Patino controlled and operated all four companies.

According to evidence presented at trial, Dr. Patino “excessively prescribed highly addictive opioids to his patients.” According to court documents, from 2016 to 2017, Dr. Patino prescribed more 30-milligram Oxycodone pills than any other provider in Michigan. During that same time, he prescribed more than 2.2 million dosage units of controlled substances “including unnecessary medical prescriptions for Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone.”

Source: Michigan Doc Convicted in $100M+ Health Care Fraud Scheme / Orthopedics

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