Temple, former med school official settle with feds over billing fraud

    Temple University and Dr. Joseph Kubacki have settled with the United States in Kubacki’s conviction for improper medical billing.

    Kubacki, a former official at Temple University’s School of Medicine, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for 150 counts of health care fraud for billing insurers for patients he hadn’t seen and falsifying patient charts.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Temple and Kubacki will pay a combined $1,088,574.93 to resolve the matter. Temple disclosed the fraud to the feds when it became aware Kubacki, the former Ophthalmology Department chair, was committing fraud.

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