Doctor prescribed jail time for false Medicare claims
Relevant impacts: Business impact and financial impact
A Queensland doctor was found guilty of defrauding Medicare out of more than $360,000. He used Medicare’s online system to lodge almost 4,000 false claims for providing services to patients who had died or on dates when he was overseas. The doctor owned four bulk-billing medical practices in Queensland at the time of the fraud. The man was sentenced to 4 years in prison. He was suspended from medical practice and might be deregistered or banned in the future.