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A St. Louis, Mo. podiatrist has been indicted for allegedly submitting false bills to Medicare and Medicaid, including bills for foot care on patients whose feet had been amputated, the U.S. Attorney’s office said June 12.
In a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the indictment charges the podiatrist submitted claims for care not provided and creating false treatment notes to show to suspicious federal investigators. Prosecutors are charging him with one count of health care fraud, one count of obstruction of criminal investigation of health care offenses, and 20 counts of making false statements. They say he submitted the false claims from 2002 to 2008.