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August 08, 2019

Federal Prosecutors Charge DC Physician in $12.7 Million Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged Dr. Frederick Gooding, of the District of Columbia, for his alleged role in a $12.7 million health care fraud scheme involving submission of fraudulent claims to Medicare for complicated medical procedures that he never provided. The indictment charges that from January 2015 to August 2018, Gooding submitted Medicare claims for injections and aspirations that were not medically necessary, not provided, or both. The government alleges that Gooding knew that he was not providing the injections, and to disguise his scheme, Gooding falsified medical documents to make it appear that the medical services billed were medically necessary and provided.