Podiatrist Indicted For Health Care Fraud
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a forty-count indictment on November 3, 2020 against Andrew Lynn, D.P.M., 63, of Knoxville, Tennessee, charging him with health care fraud. Lynn appeared in court on November 5, 2020, before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Bruce Guyton and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in the indictment. Lynn was released pending trial, which has been set for January 12, 2021 in front of United States District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The indictment alleges that Lynn, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, engaged in a scheme to defraud when he billed Medicare for services not rendered. As part of this scheme to defraud, the indictment alleges that Lynn preformed routine foot care and then billed Medicare for unperformed surgical procedures. The indictment alleges that as a result of this scheme, Medicare was billed in excess of $1.1 million and paid out in excess of $850,000.
If convicted, Lynn faces a term of up to ten years in prison, up to three years supervised of release, up to a $250,000.00 fine and mandatory restitution.
This indictment is the result of an investigation by HHS-OIG and FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia F. Davidson will represent the United States.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his/her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.