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Authorities: Psychiatrist sent more than 50,000 fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid nursing home claims

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A Chicago psychiatrist is accused of submitting $190,000 in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid and receiving kickbacks for prescribing antipsychotics.

Feds recover record $4 billion from fraudulent healthcare claims

The U.S. departments of Justice and Health and Human Services recovered a total of $4 billion in fiscal 2010 from healthcare fraud cases prosecuted under the False Claims Act, according to a new report from the annual Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program. A record-breaking $2.5 billion came from fraud judgments backed by whistle-blowers and ramped up collection efforts, administration officials said. The balance was collected through administrative findings.

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