Physician sentenced for defrauding 3 insurance companies out of $17 million

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A Florida physician pleaded guilty and was convicted for defrauding Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana out of over $17 million. 

Max Louis Citrin was investigated by the Palm Beach County Sober Homes Task Force after allegations that he was improperly prescribing drugs to sober home residents. State Attorney Dave Aronberg said Mr. Citrin copied and pasted patient symptoms to fraudulently bill companies for unnecessary allergy testing and treatment.

Mr. Citrin was convicted on four counts of false and fraudulent insurance fraud. Much of the fraud occurred between 2015 and 2018. 

Mr. Citrin will serve 30 months in prison, lose his Florida and California medical licenses, and pay nearly $2.5 million in restitution to the affected companies.

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