via Livonia doctor charged in Medicaid fraud. h/t D
A Livonia doctor faces felony charges after the attorney general’s office said he was involved in a Medicaid fraud scheme with three other metro Detroiters.
Murtaza Hussain, 51, was arraigned on four counts of Medicaid fraud and two counts of health care fraud Wednesday in Ingham County’s 54B District Court.
The attorney general’s office states Hussain and three others are accused of engaging in a scheme that billed Medicaid and private insurance companies for services that are supposed to be done by a physician, but were done by someone without a license.
In addition to evaluating and diagnosing patients, the state alleges Hussain and others, who worked for Detroit-based Livernois Family Medical Services, P.C., made treatment decisions and wrote prescriptions for medications without the proper licensing.
“Medical professionals should be the protectors of their patients’ care,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette in a statement. “We will continue to aggressively prosecute anyone attempting to compromise the integrity of our health care system at the expense of patient safety and taxpayer dollars.”
Livernois Family Medical Services’ website states Hussain is the president of the facility and is involved in primary care, as well as a board-certified internist.
Others charged with other various counts in the case include: Ali Hazim-Fathulla Alateya, 31, of Dearborn Heights, Jyoti Rohit Shah, 64, of Southfield and Xun Wang, 39, of Troy.
If convicted on the charges, Hussain could face up to four years in prison.
No word on how much taxpayers were bamboozled out of this time.