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243 people arrested in the U.S. for Medicare fraud

National action against Medicare fraud has resulted in the arrests of 243 people, according to the acting United States Attorney John Kuhn, The Courier-Journal reported on June 20.

This number includes 46 health care professionals – doctors, nurses, and others – for their participation in fraud schemes that amounted to nearly $712 million in false billings.

One offense that a doctor was accused of was billing for muscle relaxant injections that were never used by patients. Kuhn estimated that 5-10% of the country’s healthcare spending is related to fraudulent claims.

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