According to the charges, Dr. Johnson-Hunter, who is a former owner and manager of a private ambulance transportation company in Jacksonville, changed and ordered employees to change medical records to indicate patients' need to ride in an ambulance when they did not. Through this practice, she overcharged Medicare and Medicaid for $400,000 from Jan. 2002 to Aug. 2005, according to the report.
Dr. Johnson-Hunter faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison with three years supervised parole and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the report.
Read the ENC Today report about Dr. Janet Johnson-Hunter.
North Carolina Physician Pleads Guilty to Medicare FraudWritten by Staff | December 14, 2009
Janet Johnson-Hunter, MD, of Jacksonville, N.C., pleaded guilty to conspiring to conceal material facts in connection with the delivery and payment for healthcare benefits, items and services, according to a report in ENC Today.
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