Owner of Florida rehab network convicted in $58 million fraud

The owner of a Florida addiction treatment facility has been convicted of running a $58 million insurance fraud scheme involving excessive drug testing and paying kickbacks to well-insured patients to come to her center.

Carie Lyn Beetle, 44, and a group of co-conspirators were accused of recruiting patients by offering free or discounted rent and free travel to Florida to stay in sober houses she ran.

She would then subject the patients, many of whom were in their teens or early 20s and were still on their parents’ insurance plans, to random drug testing — sometimes as often as three times a week — for which she would submit insurance claims.

Source: Owner of Florida rehab network convicted in $58 million fraud. She submitted patients to excessive drug testing and offered them kickbacks for signing up / Market Watch

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