Florida physician pleads guilty to submitting $20M in fraudulent claims

Dr. Davidson and his conspirators submitted more than $20 million in unlawful claims in one year, resulting in more than $10 million in payments from Medicare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Dr. Davidson and his conspirators also illegally bought countless signed doctors orders for long lasting medical devices from individuals who bribed doctors for the orders, according to the Justice Department..

A doctor in Florida has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care scams and faces an optimum of ten years in federal jail, the Department of Justice announced Sept. 18..

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Richard Davidson, MD, confessed that he and his conspirators established a conglomerate of resilient medical equipment companies that they used to submit unlawful claims to Medicare. Dr. Davidson said they put the companies in the names of straw owners, which enabled them to submit high volumes of illegal resilient medical equipment declares to Medicare, according to the Justice Department..

Dr. Davidson was ordered to forfeit $2.5 million to the federal government. His sentencing hearing has actually not been set..