Detroit Physician Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Scheme

On July 1st, Dr. Walayat Khan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a DoJ press release.  Court documents alleged that Dr. Kahn paid cash to recruiters to refer Medicare beneficiaries.  Dr. Kahn would then write prescriptions for controlled substances to the patients that were medically unnecessary.  Further, it was alleged that since January 2009, Dr. Kahn and others agreed that he would refer Medicare patients to Detroit-area home health care agencies for medically unnecessary services.  Additionally, Dr. Kahn received and accepted kickbacks from home health agency owners in exchange for signing home health care documents.  Dr. Kahn billed Medicare for approximately $6 million for medically unnecessary controlled substances, physician services, and home health services.  He is due to be sentenced in October 2014.

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