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Healthcare Fraud Led to Patient Deaths (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s conviction of healthcare fraud resulting in death in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1347, based on defendant’s direction of unqualified radiologic technicians – whose work was billed at the Medicare rate for licensed physicians’ work – who misread x-rays that an expert witness said caused two patients’ deaths. Fraudulent scheme On appeal, defendant ...