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Doctor accused of $4.85 million health care fraud pleads not guilty

Doctor accused of $4.85 million health care fraud pleads not guilty

A Delray Beach doctor accused of defrauding more than $4.85 million from the Medicare system pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Isaac Kojo Anakwah Thompson, 56, who operated medical businesses in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, was initially charged in February with defrauding a smaller amount. A new indictment, issued two weeks ago, added new charges, for a total of 11 counts of health care fraud and increased the amount he is accused of fraudulently billing. Prosecutors said Thompson issued false and fraudulent diagnoses and overbilled Medicare by claiming his patients had conditions they did not have. Thompson is free on $1 million bond. His trial is...

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