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Camden County Doctor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey physician who owns a business that provides home-based medical services has admitted billing Medicare for lengthy visits to elderly patients that they did not receive.

Lori Reaves recently pleaded guilty to a complaint charging her with health care fraud. The 52-year-old Winslow Township resident faces up to 10 years in prison when she’s sentenced July 13.

Reaves owns the Hammonton-based Visiting Physicians of South Jersey.

Federal prosecutors say she admitted lying about services the firm provided from early 2008 to late 2011. They say she used Medicare billing codes for problems requiring more than two hours of service when she actually spent 30 to 45 minutes with each patient.

They say Reaves received at least $511,068 in criminal profits.

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