Two Dallas-area physicians and four registered nurses were indicted Thursday for allegedly defrauding Medicare, as first reported by the Dallas Morning News.
The two cases totaled more than $104 million and involved more than 30,000 prescriptions and home health care services. Both were part of a nationwide investigation that included 91 defendants and alleged fraud totaling $429.3 million.
Dr. Joseph Megwa, owner of Arlington’s Raphem Medical Practice, allegedly signed 33,000 prescription pads, sometimes without review, for more than 2,000 Medicare users. Ferguson Ikhile, a registered nurse and owner of PTM Healthcare Services Inc. in Irving, and Ebolose Echobor, director of nursing at PTM, were also charged in the case.
The three were accused of a total of $100 million in fraudulent billing.