NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 80-year-old New Orleans doctor was spared prison time in a health care fraud scheme that allegedly netted more than $21 million.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/10ScMTA ) Dr. Jerry Haskin was sentenced in federal court Thursday to a year of probation and a year of home confinement after pleading in October to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
Haskin was ordered to pay $157,109 in restitution.
Haskin, an anesthesiologist, was among several people, including another octogenarian physician, Dr. Jack Voight, who were alleged to have perpetrated a scheme to falsify Medicare and Medicaid claims for procedures they either never performed or which were unnecessary.
The 81-year-old Voight was sentenced in early January to two years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com