Corporate Compliance

Missouri psychologist faces Medicare, Medicaid fraud charges

Compliance Monitor, June 6, 2012

A Missouri psychologist faces charges of allegedly defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of $1.2 million, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.

Rhett E. McCarty, 67, of Lake Ozark, Mo., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner who provided psychotherapy services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients in their Lebanon area homes. He billed Medicare and Medicaid for $1.2 million for services he allegedly provided to 19 patients.
 
McCarty allegedly worked every day from mid-September 2008 through early April 2012, except Christmas, according to the DOJ. However, patients told investigators that McCarty saw them once a week or less frequently.

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