North Texas Medical Labs Accused of Scamming Medicare to the Tune of $300 Million

The scheme was simple enough.

The labs would pay Dr. Eduardo Canova, Dr. Jose Maldonado and nurse practitioner Keith Wichinski. Then the medical professionals would order an unneeded laboratory test from one of the labs. Later, they’d bill the cost of the test to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs.

Founders of Unified Laboratory Services, Spectrum Diagnostic Laboratory and a slew of other medical testing companies in North Texas used this process to pull in more than $300 million from federal healthcare programs by billing for fraudulent tests.

The medical professionals also made off with a fair sum in bribes, court documents allege.

Source: North Texas Medical Labs Accused of Scamming Medicare to the Tune of $300 Million / Dallas Observer

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