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    MI - Dr. Farid Fata, oncologist, charged in cancer fraud, Oakland County, 2013

    Michigan doctor in custody on health care fraud charges, feds raid his home

    Fed search Farid Fata's Oakland Township home, also medical facilities he's associated with


    Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, hherrera@wdiv.com

    Published On: Aug 06 2013 11:19:31 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 06 2013 01:07:54 PM EDT

    OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -
    A Michigan doctor is accused of deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and other conditions in order to commit health care fraud.

    According to the criminal complaint against 48-year-old Farid Fata, the oncologist would give cancer drugs to patients unnecessarily or in inappropriate dosages.

    He was arrested Tuesday in the alleged $35 million Medicare fraud scheme...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/m...8/-/index.html


    Oakland Township oncologist faces charges in alleged $35 million Medicare fraud scheme

    Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2013

    By DAVE PHILLIPS
    dave.phillips@oakpress.com; @dave_phillips1

    A doctor from Oakland Township has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in a $35 million Medicare fraud scheme, officials announced Tuesday.

    Dr. Farid Fata, 48, is accused of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare, as well as falsifying documents and directing others to do the same. In one instance, he is accused of forcing a patient who fell and hit his head to undergo chemotherapy before receiving medical treatment for the head injury. The patient later died from the head injury.

    Fata owns and operates Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers (MHO), which billed Medicare for approximately $35 million over a two-year period, according to a release from the office of U.S. District Attorney Barbara McQuade...

    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/artic...e690241938.txt

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    OMG I have this on channel 7 right now! And look at the facilities he has, guess we know where the money came from that. I went to have a mammogram last week and his Clarkston Office is in the same building, I remember thinking WOW HOW NICE.

    I certainly hope they've looked at the other doctors there and their patients! This is just awful, cruel actually!
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    I haven't read this yet, but here's the criminal complaint from the Channel 4 website:

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/blob/v...plaint-pdf.pdf

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    Yikes, this whole thing is all kinds of wrong.

    -Set up an imaging company, specialty pharmacy of his own and directed patients to those for services.

    -Had foreign doctors with no US licenses see patients.

    -Took medical records home with him.

    All in addition to falsely telling people they had cancer, falsely telling them they had anemia, giving them unneeded chemo and drugs...on and on.
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    I realized earlier today that Dr. Fata is represented by the same attorney, Christopher Andreoff, who represents Patrick Mikes, Jr. Mikes pleaded guilty but mentally ill today in the murder of his father last summer. Mikes, Jr. will be sentenced next month.

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    Hearing for Michigan doctor accused of health care fraud Thursday

    Farid Fata accused of health care fraud


    Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, lray@wdiv.com

    Published On: Aug 08 2013 03:37:06 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 08 2013 08:16:56 AM EDT

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/h...f/-/index.html


    August 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Judge to decide whether Oakland County doctor is released

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    Detroit — A Metro Detroit doctor is returning to federal court to learn if he’ll stay in jail while charged with fraud.

    Federal authorities accuse Dr. Farid Fata of deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and ordering chemotherapy for others who didn’t need it. The government says his goal was to bill Medicare for millions of dollars...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2bNvuyiTs

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    This 'doctor' is anything but true to his oath. What a sadistic, dispicable, greedy, soulless
    POS (in over 4 yrs i haven't ever used that term 'POS' here, but that is what he is).

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    Dr. Fata Granted Bond

    Michigan doctor accused of health care fraud granted bond

    Farid Fata accused of health care fraud


    Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, lray@wdiv.com

    Published On: Aug 08 2013 03:37:06 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 08 2013 04:03:57 PM EDT

    DETROIT -
    A Michigan doctor who is is accused of deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and other conditions in order to commit health care fraud was released on bond Thursday during a detention hearing...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/h...f/-/index.html

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    Third hearing today...

    Judges OK bail, tether for doc in Medicare case

    US judges OK release on bond, tether for Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of Medicare fraud


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    Published On: Aug 09 2013 08:15:37 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 09 2013 08:16:14 AM EDT

    DETROIT -
    A suburban-Detroit doctor charged with conducting a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme can leave jail if he posts a $170,000 bond and remains electronically tethered to his home, two federal judges ruled Thursday.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge David Grand on Thursday set release conditions for Dr. Farid Fata. His lawyer and prosecutors both appealed, and U.S. District Judge David Lawson upheld the conditions.

    A hearing Friday before a third judge, Sean Cox, will confirm that the cash bond that Fata posts isn't drawn from funds linked to the Medicare fraud case, defense lawyer Christopher Andreoff told The Associated Press...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/J...x/-/index.html

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    August 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Oakland County doctor charged with multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme due in court

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    Detroit — A Metro Detroit doctor is returning to federal court Friday afternoon to learn if he’ll stay in jail while charged with fraud.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge David Grand on Thursday set release conditions for Dr. Farid Fata, who is charged with conducting a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme. His lawyer and prosecutors both appealed, and U.S. District Judge David Lawson upheld the conditions. Fata remains jailed pending Friday’s 1:30 p.m. hearing.

    The hearing before a third judge, Sean Cox, will confirm that the cash bond that Fata posts isn’t drawn from funds linked to the Medicare fraud case, said his defense lawyer Christopher Andreoff...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2bUBw8Ex5


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    Small world. I went to this doc after my blood clot issue a few years back - the office that I went to was STUNNING, I dare say opulent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandab View Post
    Small world. I went to this doc after my blood clot issue a few years back - the office that I went to was STUNNING, I dare say opulent.
    ALL of his locations are stunning and opulent. Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen a clinic or even a hospital so decked out.

    Reading the complaint, I'm troubled that multiple physicians, multiple physician assistants and nurse practitioners knew this was going on and didn't report it. This didn't start yesterday. It certainly could have been reported anonymously.

    If I had to guess, the costs associated with expansion and the over-the-top decor along with what looked like a fairly new home were catching up with him and he decided to "expand" his billing to meet those needs.

    I don't know what he thought---although Medicare doesn't catch a lot of fraud, any physician who bills way over any others in the same specialty for treatment and testing does trigger an alarm.

    Oh---the complaint says he was also doing bone marrow biopsies in UNSTERILE conditions at the clinics and in the hospital--no gloves.
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    Dr. Fata Remains Jailed Until Tuesday

    Doc in Medicare fraud case will remain in custody until Tuesday

    US judges OK release on bond, tether for Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of Medicare fraud


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    Published On: Aug 09 2013 08:15:37 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 09 2013 03:53:37 PM EDT

    DETROIT -
    A suburban-Detroit doctor charged with conducting a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme will remain jailed until next Tuesday.

    A hearing Friday over whether Dr. Farid Fata would be allowed out bond was suspended and will continue Tuesday at 9 a.m.

    He had originally been given a $170,000 cash bond and would have had to wear an electronic tether if he posted it...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/d...b/-/index.html


    Cancer Doctor Stays Locked Up, For Now, In Fraud Case

    August 9, 2013 5:21 PM

    DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – An Oakland County cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients will stay in jail at least until Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over whether he should get bail while he fights the charges.

    Detroit federal Judge Sean Cox is the third judge to look at the case. He said Friday he needs more information from both sides before holding a hearing Tuesday.

    Dr. Farid Fata has been in custody since earlier this week...

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/08/...in-fraud-case/
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    This is just disgusting and I hope they prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and sell his assets to repay what he stole. One of his clinics isn't far from where we live. I'm glad we've never gone there.

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    Govt. fights to keep Dr. Farid Fata in jail with $9M bond

    Dr. Farid Fata accused of treating patients who did not have cancer


    Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, lray@wdiv.com

    Published On: Aug 12 2013 09:33:17 AM EDT Updated On: Aug 12 2013 11:17:21 AM EDT

    DETROIT -
    The U.S. government is requesting bond for the doctor at the center of multi-million dollar Medicare fraud be increased to $9 million...

    ...Dr. Farid Fata has been in custody since last week.

    The government says he ripped off Medicare for millions of dollars by giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't need it and diagnosing cancer when the illness wasn't apparent.

    Detroit federal Judge Sean Cox is the third judge to look at the case. He said Friday he needs more information from both sides before holding a hearing Tuesday. Attorneys on both sides must have their paperwork filed with the court clerk by 10 a.m. Monday...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/b...0/-/index.html

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