Professor: Bad math led to $100 million Medicare fraud tally

Professor: Bad math led to $100 million Medicare fraud tally

Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor used a statistician to challenge the government's assertion that he stole $100 million from the federal Medicaid program.The amount Dr. Salomon Melgen stole will help determine the length of his sentence. The government said its estimate is based on a random sample of 310 patients.But University of North Florida math professor Donna Mohr testified Wednesday the sample wasn't random, making the extrapolation faulty.U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ...