Oklahoma physician charged for New Orleans area health care fraudMarch 5th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – An Oklahoma City, Oklahoma doctor was charged with a superseding indictment of health care fraud, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced on Thursday.
Dr. Gregory Khoury, 55, was a licensed medical doctor who had offices located in Gretna, Louisiana. From about 1999 until June 2006, Dr. Khoury did knowingly and willfully devised a scheme to defraud many health care benefit programs such as Medicare, Tricare, CIGNA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) and others in order to obtain payments for services given to patients who were not physically present in his office.
Khoury allegedly met with a relative or an interested person instead of the patient and discussed the absent patient’s medical condition. Then, he falsely billed for services that he claimed to have performed to the patient and the relative.
As a result of the fraud scheme, Khoury was paid $1,512,939 which he was not entitled to receive.
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