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Fort Worth Physicians Assistant Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Case

Summary of article from WFAA, by Ben Sawyers:

North Texas physician’s assistant, Ray Anthony Shoulders, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on counts of healthcare fraud, after submitting $788,000 in fraudulent medical claims and receiving over $614,000 in Medicare reimbursements. Shoulders was found to be injecting patients with amniotic fluid, a non-FDA approved treatment, under the guise of pain management. He manipulated billing codes to claim reimbursements from Medicare, using codes for an approved product while actually using a non-approved one. The scam, which operated intermittently between August 2020 and October 2021, resulted in significant profits for the clinic. Shoulders was ordered to pay $614,235 in restitution.