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July 16, 2020

San Diego Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Against TRICARE

Dr. Marco Antonio Chavez of San Diego has been sentenced to 21 months in custody and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $800,000 for defrauding TRICARE, the health care benefits program for military service members and their dependents. Dr. Chavez provided psychiatry services, including therapy and prescription medications for children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and depression, and defrauded TRICARE by using the personal information of these patients to create and submit false and fraudulent claims for nonexistent appointments when he did not actually treat those patients.