4 South Carolina physicians charged in $100M billing fraud case

Four doctors and a nurse in South Carolina were charged in a health care scams and kickback conspiracy including more than $100 million in deceptive billings, the Department of Justice announced Oct. 7..

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The 5 medical companies allegedly signed prescriptions utilizing a web-based platform, often without speaking to or meeting the patients. They allegedly composed the prescriptions for Medicare recipients using only details supplied by a telemedicine company they were doing company with, according to The Post and Courier.

The 5 clinicians are among more than 40 individuals in South Carolina and Georgia facing federal charges for their functions in alleged healthcare scams plans. The charges were brought as part of a nationwide telemedicine scams takedown..

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