A Florida man has pleaded guilty to a multi-million scheme that defrauded Medicare and the now-defunct Ellwood City Medical Center.
58-year-old Daniel Hurt will now have to pay nearly $100 million in restitution and forfeit $30 million and his luxury boat for designing the complex fraud scheme.
Charging documents say Hurt began the scheme in 2018 by sending tests that would evaluate cancer risk to many Medicare beneficiaries. He then sent those tests to Ellwood City Medical Center, which had no means to test the specimens and sent them to a third party.
The scheme led Medicare to reimburse Ellwood City Medical Center more than $25 million—which would eventually make its way to Hurt.
He also conducted other schemes with two other federal healthcare plans—which also netted millions of dollars.
In addition to the restitution, Hurt is also facing up to 10 years in prison.
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