Pennsylvania physician pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

John Terry, MD, of Wellsboro, Pa., has pleaded guilty in a healthcare fraud case, according to the Department of Justice.

The investigation into Dr. Terry was initiated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and HHS' Office of Inspector General in June 2013. In August 2014, Dr. Terry was charged in an indictment by a federal grand jury.

According to the DOJ, Dr. Terry caused Medicaid and Medicare to be billed for fraudulent prescriptions, including those for Oxycodone.

Dr. Terry's sentencing is scheduled for April 4. He faces up to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the healthcare fraud scheme, according to the DOJ

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