A federal jury in Detroit has convicted the operator of an adult day care center and two home health care company owners in a $29 million Medicare fraud conspiracy.
An Oakland County doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments will remain in jail until trial.
According to the complaint, Dr. Fata owns and operates Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers (MHO) which has offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.
“This doctor exposed patients to electrical currents for neurological testing solely to generate money for himself at the expense of the Medicare program,” U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said.
Federal prosecutors say a Troy couple who ran clinics that claimed to specialize in treating HIV have pleaded guilty to participating in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme.
Nearly two dozen Metro Detroiters have been busted in a nationwide crackdown on Medicare fraud.
“Bob” Patel, a native of India, is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of $60-million for painkillers that weren’t necessary, or… in some cases, never even provided.