Indian American health worker sentenced 20 year of jail and asked to pay 356 crore

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Licence health workerTrivikram Reddy, 39 was found guilty of wire fraud in 2020. He was allegedly found to be defrauding Medicare and private insurance providers as well as creating false bills for depressions by using the physician ID of over 6 doctors and fraudulently earning the money.“

When nurse practitioner Trivikram Reddy stole the identities of physicians to defraud Medicare and other insurers to enrich himself, he violated the basic trust that the public extends to healthcare professionals,” said Miranda Bennett, HHS Office of Inspector General Dallas regional office.

He opened a clinic to defraud Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Humana and Cigna where his staff was found preparing fake medical records in 2019 after which he shut his clinic.Waxahachie Medical, Texas Care Clinics and Vcare Health Service were the clinic's owned by this fraudulent person. He had made transfers of over 55 million dollars, so the court has ordered him to repay 52 million dollars which is 356 crores.

 

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