Dr. Arun Sharma and his wife, Dr Kiran Sharma have been indicted by US federal authorities on charges to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance companies to the tune of $31 million. The 29-count indictment in Houston says that the couple distributed 1.3 million hydrocodone tablets illegally and also filed claims for procedures that never took place. The couple ran the Allergy, Asthma, Arthritis and Pain Centers on Cole Street in Webster and on Garth Road in Baytown. The indictment alleges that Dr Arum Sharma saw at least 70 patients a day and wrote hydrocodone prescriptions in exchange for cash. It has emerged that the couple prescribed 8,000 hydrocodone tablets to a single patient during the last eight months. The doctors have been ordered to appear before court on August 3 for arraignment. Source: MedindiaRAS << Boy Back to Normalcy After Surgery Fixes Three Holes in His... Baby Dies After Mother Delivers in Toilet of Hospital >> Recommended Reading Health Insurance - Basics Health insurance guarantees payments to a person in the event of sickness or injury.and works as protection scheme READ MORE Cholamandalam Health Insurance Policies Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company (Chola MS) a joint venture of Murugappa Group & Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance offers a wide range of health insurance policies. READ MORE Health Insurance Policies offered by Bajaj Allianz Insurance Bajaj allianz health insurance policies protect you and your family in case you need expensive medical care covering both pre and post hospitalization expenses. READ MORE Third Party Administrators for Health Insurance TPA is an IRDA approved healthcare service provider. TPA processes claims for policy holders on behalf of an Insurance Company. READ MORE Eradicate Quackery, Save Lives Quackery means promotion of a medical cure which is otherwise scientifically unproven and baseless. READ MORE Layman’s Guide to Understanding Medical Specialists A medical specialist is a recognized expert in his field and is usually accredited by a medical board. Read about forty four different specialist and what they do. READ MORE What is Medicare / Medicaid? Medicaid / Medicare are different governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in U.S. and managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Pressure Calculator Selfie Addiction Calculator Find a Hospital More News on: Eradicate Quackery, Save LivesLayman’s Guide to Understanding Medical SpecialistsWhat is Medicare / Medicaid?