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Fraud Week: NY Gastroenterologist Gets 30 Months for Fictitious Procedures


The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York recently announced that Morris Barnard, a Great Neck gastroenterologist, was sentenced to 30 months in jail for billing Medicare for procedures he never performed. Between 2015 and 2020, Barnard submitted over $3 million in false claims for colonoscopy and gastroenterological procedures for disabled patients living in residential group homes.

Barnard was also ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in restitution to Medicare. He had been in practice for more than 30 years.

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