Archives for November 2011

Idaho Psychiatrist Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

The Associated Press SW Idaho psychiatrist sentenced for Medicaid fraud November 22, 2011 A former licensed psychiatrist from southwestern Idaho could spend up to five years in prison after being sentenced for Medicaid fraud. Michael Applebaum of Nampa was convicted in August in Third District Court of two counts of fraud and two counts of […]

PROPUBLICA: Florida Sanctions Top Medicaid Prescribers — But Only After A Shove

Propublica by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein November 17, 2011 At Dr. Huberto Merayo’s bustling psychiatry practice in Coral Gables, Fla., hundreds of poor patients on Medicaid walked away each year with prescriptions for powerful antipsychotic drugs. Merayo’s prescriptions for the drugs totaled nearly $2 million in 2009 alone, state records show. The 59-year-old psychiatrist […]


Palm Beach Post Shoddy records stall drug probe at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice By Dara Kam and Michael LaForgia November 4, 2011 TALLAHASSEE — Shoddy record-keeping by the Department of Juvenile Justice is hampering the agency\’s own investigation into the dosing of jailed children with powerful antipsychotic drugs, the department\’s head told a top […]