US: Physician Gets 35-Year Sentence for Massive Medicare Fraud

From the Medscape news item:

If he had pulled off his escape plan, Jacques Roy, MD, might be living in Canada or France now under the alias of Michel Poulin, subsisting off millions in ill-gotten gains, according to federal prosecutors.

Instead, a federal judge in Dallas last week sentenced the 60-year-old physician from Rockwall, Texas, to 35 years in prison for orchestrating a giant home-health scam that generated $375 million worth of Medicare and Medicaid billings, with Medicare representing the most. Dr Roy was ordered to pay a staggering $268 million in restitution…

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