health care fraud http://michiganradio.org en Former Wayne State medical professor sues, accuses university of defrauding US government http://michiganradio.org/post/former-wayne-state-medical-professor-sues-accuses-university-defrauding-us-government <p>A former Wayne State University medical professor is suing the school over alleged “system-wide” fraud.</p><p>In a federal lawsuit, former assistant professor Christian Kreipke alleges the university scammed the US government out of $169 million through fraudulent research proposals.</p><p>Kreipke filed the lawsuit in 2012, but court documents were only unsealed recently.</p><p>They lay out Kreipke’s claims that Wayne State and its physician group made fraudulent claims to get more government grant money.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17277 at http://michiganradio.org Former Wayne State medical professor sues, accuses university of defrauding US government Federal prosecutors increase focus on health care fraud http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-prosecutors-increase-focus-health-care-fraud <p>Federal prosecutors reached a multimillion-dollar, out-of-court settlement this week with a Jackson cardiologist in a health care fraud case.</p><p>It’s the latest in a string of Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases in Michigan.&nbsp;Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Michigan have filed nearly 300 charges of health care fraud during the past five years. Half the time, defendants have pled guilty or were convicted.&nbsp;And the pace of prosecutions has picked up during the past few years.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:01:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 13511 at http://michiganradio.org Federal prosecutors increase focus on health care fraud