Doctor allegedly took $26 million from insurers with phony medical procedures: Prosecutors

Federal prosecutors charged a Florida doctor for allegedly taking $26 million from Medicaid, Medicare and other health insurance for phony health procedures.

Dr. Moses D. Degraft-Johnson pleaded not guilty to several criminal counts filed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Thursday, including health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Degraft-Johnson ran the Heart and Vascular Institute of Northern Florida in Tallahassee and is accused of submitting false claims to health insurance agencies for procedures and obtaining the money for his personal use, according to court documents. This allegedly took place between Sept. 21, 2015 and Feb. 4, 2020.

Publish : 2020-02-18 01:42:50

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