Thursday, August 27, 2009

Detroit Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty to $18.3M Medicare Fraud

The Chicago Tribune reports that 45-year-old Jay Jha of Troy, Michigan admitted to signing about 336 fictitious files for sham companies purportedly providing physical and occupational therapy to Medicare beneficiaries. Jha says he was paid up to $110 for each file. Medicare paid close to $773,000 between 2003 and 2005 on claims involving Jha who faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at his Dec. 16 sentencing.

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