Feds Say Atty Exploited Rural Hospitals To Cover $1.4B Fraud | #employeefraud | #recruitment | #corporatesecurity

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 4:31 PM EDT) — A Florida attorney and nine other people were charged with a $1.4 billion scheme to bill insurers artificially high rates for drug tests by claiming the tests were run by rural hospitals in Florida, Georgia and Missouri, according to a federal indictment made public on Monday.

In the case filed in Jacksonville, Florida, prosecutors say attorney Aaron Durall, medical billing company owner Jorge Perez and others ran a scheme to take over financially troubled rural hospitals and use their status to bill insurers at higher rates for blood and urine tests that were actually run at independent laboratories.

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