2011-09-15 / Local & State

Three Charged In Aleged Chemotherapy Fraud

By Holbrook Mohr
ASSOCIATED PRESS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three women on health care fraud charges for allegedly billing Medicaid and Medicare for more chemotherapy than patients were given at a cancer clinic in Mississippi.

Prosecutors say Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50- year- old founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, has been ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say Sachdeva didn't give her patients as much chemotherapy as she told them they were getting.

Prosecutors say Medicaid and Medicare paid the clinic $15.1 million during the alleged scheme. Authorities have seized $6 million.

The others charged in the case are her employees, 24-year- old Brittany Mc- Coskey of Monticello and 43- year-old Monica Weeks of Madison. All three were indicted Thursday.

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