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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:49 AM

North Canton man indicted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out $2 million, including allegedly

North Canton man indicted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out $2 million, including allegedly billing for services performed on patients who were already deceased


A North Canton man was indicted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of approximately $2 million by billing for X-ray services that were not provided by his company, Portable Radiology Services.

Thomas G. O’Lear, 55, was charged with 25 counts of health care fraud and one count of false statements relating to health care matters.

O’Lear was the president of Portable Radiology Services, or PRS. The company had locations in Canton, North Canton, Uniontown and Cleveland. PRS provided portable X-ray related services to individuals residing in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities, according to the indictment.

O’Lear billed Medicaid and Medicare for X-ray services that PRS did not provide, including billing on approximately 151 occasions for having provided X-rays to deceased patients on dates that were after the patients had passed away, according to the indictment.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/north-canton-man-indicted-defrauding-medicare-and-medicaid-out-2-million-including

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