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Two men indicted in $55 million Medicare fraud scheme at labs in and beyond New Orleans

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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A federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment last week charging two men who authorities say operated laboratories that did unnecessary testing in and beyond New Orleans, defrauding Medicare out of $55 million, according to court records. Jamie McNamara, 48, and John Spivey, 53, are accused of billing the federal government $174 million between 2018 and 2020, requesting reimbursements for cancer and cardio genetics testing they contracted external labs to perform. About $55 million worth of bills were actually reimbursed. Meanwhile, prosecutors allege, the pair paid nearly $17 million...

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