Metairie Doctor Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Metairie physician has pleaded guilty to participating in a plot to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid for medical tests that weren't necessary or weren't performed.
Dr. Jack Voight faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison following his guilty plea Tuesday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Sentencing for the 81-year-old doctor is set for Jan. 10.
Federal prosecutors say Voight and others charged in the case gave patients prescriptions for drugs for their cooperation in the scheme to perform and bill for the unnecessary tests.
Eight other defendants and three New Orleans-area clinics already have pleaded guilty in the case.