Former Topeka Physician
Sentenced For Health Care Fraud
TOPEKA, KAN. – A former Topeka physician has been placed on probation for two years and will be banned from receiving federal health care benefit program funds, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Diana L. Carver, 47, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud and one count of unlawfully prescribing controlled substances. In her plea, Carver admitted that after the Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended her license on July 8, 2010, she continued seeing patients. She continued to practice medicine through November 2010, submitting false claims to insurance programs including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas and FMH for services she no longer was licensed to provide. She used the name of her father, who was physician and who did not provide the services.
Carver also issued prescriptions and authorized refills of controlled substances after she no longer was licensed as a doctor. She used her father’s name and DEA registration number.
Carver also was convicted in state district court on charges of practicing medicine without a license.
Grissom commended Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway for their work on the case.