Massachusetts orthopedic surgeon sentenced for healthcare fraud


Olarewaju Oladipo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon based in Canton, Mass., was sentenced to 16 months in prison for executing a scheme to defraud healthcare benefit programs. 

From approximately January 2016 through December 2019, Dr. Oladipo used billing codes for more complex and expensive services that were never provided, according to a May 21 news release from the Justice Department. 

In addition, Dr. Oladipo falsified medical records of patient visits to include examinations and services that he did not perform. Dr. Oladipo would frequently bill for more than 60 patient visits per day and occasionally more than 100 visits in a single day. 

Most of the patient visits were likely only five minutes or less, however Dr. Oladipo used billing codes that typically corresponded to visits of 15 to 45 minutes, the release said.

In December 2023, Dr. Oladipo was convicted of 10 counts of healthcare fraud by a federal jury.

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