|Doctors Threatened With Jail|
|July 20, 2010
For decades, doctors have been in the crosshairs of trial lawyers. Now they are increasingly in the crosshairs of prosecutors threatening jail sentences.
In the murky world of Medicare and Medicaid rules, it is very easy to make a false claim. In one experiment, a researcher contacted five different government Medicare billing advisors about a possible claim and got five different answers about how to handle it. So even if a doctor stopped practicing and instead spent full time supervising each and every bill, the government can easily claim error and thus fraud