2 psychologists plead guilty in $25 million Medicare scam
NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities say two psychologists have admitted participating in a $25 million scam that billed Medicare for unnecessary or nonexistent tests on nursing home residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
A Justice Department news release says 62-year-old Beverly Stubblefield of Slidell, Louisiana, and 46-year-old John Teal of Jackson, Mississippi, say they're responsible for more than $5.6 million in fraudulent Medicare claims.
It says each pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
In a statement made as part of their plea, the two say that they worked for two companies run by co-defendants scheduled for trial next month. They said the companies billed Medicare for tests that were not needed or not given at all.
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