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Oncologist Gets 45-Year Prison Term in Medical Necessity Case

July 20, 2015

Detroit-area physician is headed to prison for 45 years for billing Medicare and private insurers for chemotherapy and hematology services provided to patients who couldn’t benefit from them. Hematologist-oncologist Farid Fata, M.D., pleaded guilty in September 2014 in connection with a scheme that included giving medically unnecessary infusions or injections to 553 patients, the Department of Justice said July 10.

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