Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:11 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a medical clinic in Kenner has been booked with two counts of Medicaid fraud.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday that 78-year-old Dr. George A. Farber Sr. surrendered to his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Thursday and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Caldwell says Farber, through his Gulf South Medical and Surgical Institute, allegedly reported thousands of patient treatment services as being performed by a licensed physician when they were actually performed by a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, or by himself, though he is suspended from the practice of medicine. The charges stem from activity occurring between October 2009 and September 2010.
Caldwell began an investigation in May 2010 after getting a complaint from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.