A New York City doctor on Monday became the last of nine defendants to plead guilty in a $13 million healthcare fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced.
Dr. Okon Umana, 67, who was medical director at Cropsey Medical Care in Brooklyn, admitted taking part in a scheme billing Medicare and Medicaid for office visits, physical therapy, diagnostic tests and other services that were not medically necessary or did not take place.
Christina Hall with The Law office of Christina T. Hall & Associates, which represented Umana, declined to comment Tuesday.
Prosecutors said a physician assistant at Cropsey provided unnecessary services to patients without supervision, and those services were then billed to the government using Umana's provider number.
Umana's sentencing is scheduled for April 15 in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
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