A Los Angeles physician who operates a medical clinic in Hollywood has been indicted for a $33 million scheme to defraud Medicare.
Robert A. Glazer, 67, who resides in the Hollywood Hills above West Hollywood, was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Glazer is scheduled to be arraigned on June 9.
According to court documents, from approximately January 2006 through May 2014, Glazer allegedly billed Medicare for services that were not medically necessary, and at times were not provided to the Medicare beneficiaries.
Additionally, Glazer allegedly signed prescriptions, certifications and other medical documents for medically unnecessary home health services, hospice services and power wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment (DME).
Glazer’s co-conspirators then sold the prescriptions and certifications to DME supply companies, home health agencies and other providers, allegedly knowing that the prescriptions and certifications were fraudulent. Based on the fraudulent prescriptions and certifications, the DME supply companies, home health agencies and other providers then allegedly submitted false and fraudulent claims to Medicare.
As further alleged in court documents, from approximately January 2006 through May 2014, fraudulent prescriptions and certifications from Glazer were responsible for approximately $33.4 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, and Medicare paid approximately $22 million on the claims.
Glazer was initially arrested on May 13, the day after prosecutors filed a criminal complaint. He is currently free on a $200,000 bond.
The conspiracy count in the indictment carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
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