As our nation is combatting the opioid epidemic, the news about health care fraud by six Detroit bases doctors accused of supplying 13 million+ doses of prescription opioids and committing $500 million in medical fraud in Macomb County was a shocker to many who follows the healthcare fraud.
OxyContin, Vicodin, hydrocodone
According to the investigation, the conspiracy costs are
• Medicare more than $182.5 million
• Medicaid $272.6 million
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield $9.2 million
According to the NY Times, as part of the scheme, Dr. Bothra “sought to bill insurance companies for the maximum number of services and procedures possible with no regard to the patients’ needs,”
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