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Michigan Oncologist Frauds The U.S. Out Of $35M In False Medicare Claims

If chemotherapy is not a scam, then why do we see stories like this?

A Michigan doctor is accused of committing health care fraud after he allegedly mistreated cancer patients and bilked the government of millions in false Medicare claims, a federal complaint said.

Dr. Farid Fata, 48, of Oakland Township, Mich., reportedly gave “unnecessary chemotherapy to patients in remission” and deliberately misdiagnosed patients in order to defraud the federally-funded health care program of approximately $35 million over a two-year period, according to the complaint.

Fata “systematically defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for services that were medically unnecessary” for patients, which included a variety of cancer and hematology treatments given to people who did not need them, the complaint said.

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Don Tolman

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