Oakland County Physician Convicted In $35 Million Healthcare Fraud

An Oakland County physician is convicted in federal court on 30 charges related to the unlawful distribution of controlled and healthcare fraud.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the charges against Bingham Farms Dr. David Jankowski, 62, stem from his operation of Summit Medical Group — medical clinics that were formally located in Dearborn Heights and Southfield.

Officials say Jankowski “wrote medically unnecessary prescriptions for controlled substances such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, and Xanax.” He also prescribed drugs after receiving cash from patient recruiters who brought patients into his practice. Officials say he used his access to those drugs to lure patients into his healthcare fraud scheme.

In total, he issued or authorized more than 3 million controlled substances and submitted false and fraudulent insurance claims, saying he “provided necessary treatment to these patients.”

The claims were submitted to Michigan auto insurance companies, private healthcare insurers, Medicare and Medicaid. He received more than $29.3 million from auto and private insurance companies in addition to $6 million from Medicare and Medicaid.

Source: Oakland County Physician Convicted In $35 Million Healthcare Fraud / The CW 50 Detroit

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