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Another reason for the increased cost of medical insurance

A McAllen cardiologist who sent medical assistants and untrained employees around South Texas in a recreational vehicle to offer “free” diagnoses and treatment – only to later bill the federal government – has pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

Dr. Fabian Aurignac billed the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs thousands of dollars for services unlicensed workers performed, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Practical Tip

Watch out for the adjuster who befriends you, shows up at your house and promises to pay your future medical bills.  This is a tactic to stop you from hiring a lawyer.  (Believe me, they won’t come around to your house once you have a lawyer.)  Those future medical bills?  Well, they’ll pay them until their computer says “too much, too much, this claim is costing us too much.”

Andrew Traub

Aurignac, 46, used the Medicare and Midicaid numbers of the people his RV crew found to bill the government for services thatwere never performed, performed by unlicensed personnel, or performed unnecessarily, according to the indictment.

Aurignac admitted guilt as part of a plea agreement and faces up to 10 years in prison.

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