SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Two doctors pleaded guilty to “conspiracy to commit health care fraud” in San Jose Federal Court Monday afternoon.
This is in connection with a COVID-19 antibody test developed by Arrayit of Sunnyvale.
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Doctors Julie Taguchi and Madan Mohan face a maximum of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
They are expected to testify against Arrayit founder Mark Schena.
Prosecutors say the company’s coronavirus antibody test often gave false results, and that Arrayit bundled the COVID-19 test with extensive allergy tests for which they could bill Medi-Cal at a much higher rate.
Both Taguchi and Mohan admitted they allowed Arrayit to use their medical licenses, to submit Medi-Cal reimbursements for patients they had never seen.
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