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Psychologist Faces Four Years in Prison for Health-Care Fraud

Jan. 13, 2020, 9:15 PM

A Detroit-area psychologist must spend 51 months in prison for health-care fraud and money laundering, the Department of Justice announced.

The psychologist, Paul L. Smith, fraudulently received $3.2 million from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for psychological testing services he didn’t provide, the DOJ said in a statement on Monday.

Smith was charged with submitting more than 1,700 claims for neuropsychological testing between January 2015 and February 2018. He requested payment of about $3,800 for each claim and reported that he provided 24 hours of services per test, according to the indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for...

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