ADDICTED TO CASH –
April 15, 2022 – She would then subject the patients, many of whom were in their teens or early 20s and were still on their parents’ insurance plans, to random drug testing — sometimes as often as three times a week — for which she would submit insurance claims.
The frequency of the testing, which could cost as much as $5,000 each time, was considered unnecessary and the results were often not even looked at by treatment professionals, prosecutors said. Sometimes the testing was never even conducted, according to court papers.
In all, Beetle submitted $58 million in claims for such tests and received more than $20 million in payments, prosecutors said.