Patient recruiter sentenced for $9M in Medicare fraud

Patient recruiter Reynel Betancourt of Miami yesterday was sentenced to more than six years of prison time for committing $9 million of Medicare fraud in Detroit. Betancourt admitted paying patients to sign papers claiming they received treatment at Dearborn Medical Rehabilitation Center when they had not. He also admitted laundering the Medicare payments through two sham corporations. CMS is currently working with the Office of Inspector General to reduce Medicare fraud. Since 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged more than 1,000 people for fraud estimated at $2.3 billion. Press Release

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