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the justice department arresting almost two hundred fifty people across the country for allegedly submitting more than seven hundred million dollars in false medicare bills , attorney general loretta lynch said on thursday the defendants include doctors nurses and other licensed medical professionals they build for equipment that wasn't provided for caring that wasn't needed and for services that were not rendered in one of the more egregious allegations , the owners of a mental health facility in miami , built for intensive psychotherapy sessions , that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements for the doctors , based on treatment that was nothing more than moving patients to different locations raiders reporter maggot cassell is following the story of the really big cases you get healthcare fraud to medicare fraud is one of the duties always looking into but this is just one of the first times this is a coordinated nationwide sleep one of the places where there's been a lot of fraud in the past is florida loretta lynch today specifically mention a case and eastern michigan was a doctor who was prescribing , unnecessary narcotic pain medicines people who wanted to drugs and they didn't need to but they prescribe these pills but i'm in exchange for identification information which the doctor then used in asking him to use for unnecessary billing doctor than worse and their addictions these bells and the last eight years federal authorities have charged nearly two thousand people with semitic false medicare charges totaling more than six point five billion dollars