Federal officials said Lerner provided medically unnecessary prescriptions for expensive pharmaceuticals for which Bazzi’s pharmacy, Advanced Pharmacy Services in Oak Park, which would then bill Medicare but not dispense the drugs. Lerner is also accused of billing for unnecessary physician visits and referred beneficiaries for medically unnecessary home health care services through his clinic Greater Detroit Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Westland. Dr. Rizwan Qadir, 52, of Bloomfield Hills was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and to pay or received kickbacks in a $19 million Medicare fraud scheme. Johnny Younan, 52, of Centerline, was charged as a recruiter within a conspiracy to pay or receive health care kickbacks to a physician, who would also prescribe Medicare beneficiaries controlled substances as an inducement to provide their Medicare information for billing. Licensed social worker Celestine Brown, 50, of Ypsilanti has been charged with one count of health care fraud and one count of structuring in connection with her role in a $3.8 million scheme to defraud Medicare through the submission of false claims for psychotherapy services that were never rendered. Medicare Fraud.
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