Friday, July 14, 2017

Cedar Park Patient Recruiter Indicted In Medicaid Kickback Scheme

This is the kind of stuff that goes on around the country that adds to so much government waste through fraud and abuse.
Patch reports a local patient recruiter and a pair of Austin psychologists are facing criminal charges after being accused by federal investigators of a Medicaid kickback scheme centered on children under state protective custody, officials said Thursday. 

Glen Elwood McKenzie Jr., 67, a patient recruiter of Cedar Park, faces one count of conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback law and five counts of receiving illegal kickbacks, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas. Additionally, Dr. William Joseph Dubin, 72, and his son Dr. David Fox Dubin, 32, who operate Psychologist A.R.T.S. PC in Northwest Austin, each face 21 various charges, including conspiracy and health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office categorized the case as being "...part of the largest coordinated Health Care Fraud enforcement action to date." In their press release, officials outlined the various charges against the father-and-son psychologists:

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