Jul 16, 2010 9:22 AM by Sharlee Barriere
Federal authorities are conducting the largest
Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the
arrests of dozens of suspects.
Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to
arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton
Rouge, La. Authorities said 36 people had been arrested as of
They are accused of charging Medicare for unnecessary equipment,
physical therapy and HIV infusions that patients typically never
received. Ninety-four suspects were indicted.
They are accused of stealing more than $251 million in separate
More than 360 agents were participating in Friday's raids.