Indian couple charged with $9 mn fraud in US

An Indian-American couple has been charged by the US authorities for running a fraud healthcare scheme in which they claimed about $9 million through false medical bills

Written by Press Trust Of India | New York | Published: July 13, 2012 12:38 am

Yoshita Singh

An Indian-American couple has been charged by the US authorities for running a fraud healthcare scheme in which they claimed about $9 million through false medical bills.

Usha Shah and Deepak Shah,both 63,of Michigan were charged in a federal indictment for their participation in a series of separate Medicare fraud schemes involving home health services,US Attorney Barbara McQuade said.

The Shahs,according to the indictment,were allegedly involved in fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare,totaling nearly nine million dollars through their company,Miracle Home Health of Southfield,for home healthcare services that were medically unnecessary and never provided.

The Shahs are also charged with engaging in a conspiracy to pay cash kickbacks in return for obtaining Medicare beneficiaries whose identifications were used to bill the Medicare programme.

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