Corporate Compliance

Peoria podiatrist sentenced to year in prison for Medicare fraud

Compliance Monitor, October 15, 2008

A federal court sentenced Dr. Ernest Nwani to one year in prison and ordered him to repay $109,127 to Medicare and Medicaid for billing the government healthcare programs for procedures he never provided, according to the Peoria Journal Star.
 
Nwani pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud in April, admitting that from 2002 to 2006 he billed Medicare for over 500 surgical procedures and 1,000 permanent toenail removals he never performed.
 
According to court records, investigators interviewed 33 alleged patients, all of whom said they did not undergo the procedures Nwani claimed.
 
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