300 people indicted in $900 Million Health Care Fraud Sweep

Nationwide 300 people have been indicted in a $900 Million Health Care Fraud Sweep.

Twenty-two people in California, including health care professionals, have been named in the case.

US Attorney Eileen Decker says a group out of Walnut, California called JH Physical Therapy billed Medicare for $5 Million worth in services that were never provided. $3 Million of which was payed back to them directly by the government.

The group in Walnut is one of 13 cases in california that centers around 22 defendants. of those defendants eight are health care professionals.

The Department of Justice says the suspects used Medicare and TRICARE, a military managed care program, to illegally take $125 Million dollars from the federal government.

Dr. Donald Woo Lee, 50, of Temecula is facing health care fraud charges for billing medicare more than $12 Million.

Bonnie Clark, of Temecula was one of his patients. She says she's not surprised of the charges.

"Karma," Clark said. "I'm so glad he won't be practicing anymore," Clark said.

She say her husband's HMO provided him as their physician.

"He didn't seem like he wanted to be there. He didn't seem patient focused. He was there for the money. It's really sad and it's really sad for all the people who had un needed procedures," Clark said.

There are cases stretch from Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills to Palmdale.

Of the 22 people indicted, 18 are now out on bond.

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