Florida Medicare Fraud Hits New Low With Fake HIV Clinic

Twelve people were arrested in connection with a $5 million scam for collecting Medicare and Medicaid benefits for phony HIV treatments.  The charges included allegations that HIV positive patients were recruited by the Belle Glade Family Health Group and were paid $25 per visit.  In addition, many patients were given vitamin shots instead of the $4000 per session infusion treatments that were billed to Medicare and Medicaid. If convicted of the allegations, each of the suspects could be sentenced to 105 years in prison.

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