UMDNJ rocked by fraud charges

The problems at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey appear to be continuing. The troubled medical school and health system, which has been the focus of repeated reports of financial and political wrongdoing over the past year, has another scandal on its hands. Investigators say the school may have overbilled Medicaid by as much as $50 million to $70 million over the last decade. The crisis follows on the heels of a recent billing scandal in which UMDNJ admitted to charging the government twice for services which physicians also billed for. The top finance official at the university's Newark teaching hospital was suspended Friday.

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