Corporate Compliance

Brooklyn neurologist pleads guilty to Medicare fraud scheme

Compliance Monitor, July 13, 2011

Leonard Langman, MD, a neurologist who owned and operated a Brooklyn, NY, medical clinic, pleaded guilty to his role in a Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

From January 2006 to December 2009, Langman submitted false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and other government healthcare programs. According to the DOJ, Langman:

  • Submitted claims for services that were not provided
  • Misrepresented the services he provided by billing for a higher level of service
  • Double-billed different healthcare benefit programs for the same service provided to the same beneficiary
  • Billed for services purportedly performed when he was out of the country

Langman faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. 

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