On February 18, 2014, three California health care professionals were convicted for their participation in a $20 million Medicaid and Medicare Part D fraud scheme involving resale of antipsychotic medications and identity theft. The “prescription harvesting” scheme involved individuals affiliated with Manor Medical Imaging in Glendale California, which operated a clinic authorized to make claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) and multiple pharmacies. In 2011, federal officials indicted 18 individuals for their roles in the fraud, which was identified as the first case in the nation alleging an organized scheme to defraud government health care programs . . .
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