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December 21, 2023

Posted  December 21, 2023

A Florida woman who submitted over $192 million in claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary and unprovided tests, equipment, and services, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.  Elizabeth Hernandez ordered thousands of genetic testing and orthotic braces for patients she never spoke to or examined, ultimately ordering more cancer genetic tests than any other provider in the nation.  She also billed for thousands of telemedicine visits that she never performed, often billing for over 24 hours in a single day.  DOJ

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