- June 7, 2018
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In May 2018, a Grand Jury indicted Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada for defrauding Medicare and other healthcare providers in excess of $240 million. Since 2000, Dr. Zamora-Quezada has falsely diagnosed patients, ordered excessive medical tests, and administered unnecessary medications and treatments – often for nonexistent conditions. Dr. Zamora-Quezada has a history of providing substandard care to patients, and was reprimanded by the Texas Medical Board in 2009 for falsely diagnosing patients. New evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s indictment suggests the potential for thousands of victims over a span of almost 20 years.
Dr. Zamora-Quezada falsely diagnosed patients on a regular basis with rheumatoid arthritis as well as other types of arthritis. Chemotherapy drugs are one option for treating rheumatoid arthritis; by prescribing this course of treatment, Dr. Zamora-Quezada’s false diagnoses allowed him to collect millions in healthcare reimbursements. Dr. Zamora-Quezada also frequently ordered extensive and excessive medical tests to increase his revenue, justifying the expenses involved by falsely diagnosing patients with a variety of different ailments.
DR. ZAMORA-QUEZADA’S FRAUDULENT DIAGNOSES NETTED HIM OVER
$50 MILLION IN PROFIT.
Meanwhile, Dr. Zamora-Quezada’s alleged conduct “jeopardized the health and wellbeing of innocent children, elderly, and disabled victims,” according to Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan.
His patients trusted him and presumed his integrity; in return he allegedly engaged in a scheme of false diagnoses and bogus courses of treatment, and doled out prescriptions for unnecessary and harmful medications, all for his personal financial gain and with no regard for patient well-being.
— Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Dallas Region