A Michigan podiatrist was sentenced to seven years in prison for orchestrating a healthcare fraud conspiracy that resulted in almost $2 million in false and fraudulent claims being submitted to Medicare and for falsifying records and identity theft.
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, 61, of Wayne County, who owned and operated a podiatry practice in Michigan specializing in on-site foot care provided to adult foster home residents, was sentenced Thursday (May 4).
Medicare recently suspended the 61-year-old for questionable billing practices, banning him from receiving any Medicare funds while the suspension remained in place.
While suspended, Mitchell created a new entity called “Urban Health Care Group PLLC” (Urban). He then convinced another doctor who was not facing a suspension and, therefore, could bill Medicare to enroll in the Medicare program and place her name on corporate and banking documents relating to Urban.
Source: Michigan podiatrist sentenced for fraudulently billing Medicare nearly $2M under false identity / Click on Detroit