Physical Therapist Charges $50 Per Fake File in $5M+ Detroit Area Medicare Fraud Scheme

laptop.jpgIn one of the recent pleas related to the government’s new focus on Medicare fraud in Detroit, a physical therapist and two others pleaded guilty to approximately $2.5 million in Medicare Fraud related to physical and occupational therapy services. Click here to read the plea agreement.
Baskaran Thangarasan, one of the conspirators, was paid $50 per file to falsify multiple physical therapy visits for patients who received no therapy. Mr. Thangarasan admitted to producing over 1000 such files during the course of the conspiracy. He now faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for his role although the actual sentence will be somewhat less.
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