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September 26, 2019

58 Individuals Charged in Texas Pill Mill Scheme

The DOJ coordinated a health care fraud enforcement operation across the state of Texas, involving charges against 58 individuals for their alleged involvement in Medicare fraud schemes and networks of “pill mill” clinics, involving in $66 million in fraudulent billing and 6.2 million pills. The charges targeted medical professionals who billed Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Labor-Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs, and private insurance companies for unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications that were never purchased or distributed to the beneficiaries.