August 12, 2020

Mississippi nurse headed to federal prison for role in health fraud scheme

Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme.

A U.S. Justice Department news release says Fallon Page, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Hattiesburg.

Prosecutors said Page was part of a scheme to perform sham medical exams of insured people so a doctor could prescribe unneeded, expensive compound medications.

The doctor, Shahjahan Sultan, 38, of Madison, was sentenced to four years in prison in connection with the case last month. Page has also been ordered to pay a $9,500 monetary judgement in the case, according to the Justice Department release.

Sulton was ordered to pay restitution of $4.1 million to Express Scripts, $582,280 to CVS Caremark and $115,611 to Catamaran. A $2.3 million money judgment also was imposed against Sultan, who formerly practiced in Vicksburg. Sultan’s attorney, former state Supreme Court Justice Chuck McRae, said last month that at least $4 million had already been repaid.