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CanadaOPP charge physician for allegedly submitting false health bills to OHIP

08:25  11 july  2019
08:25  11 july  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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Police allege Andrew Taylor, of Toronto, inappropriately submitted health bills to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for services that weren't provided. He ranked number 72 in 2011-12 for billing OHIP .6 million. Taylor has been charged with one count of fraud over ,000 and forging of documents.

“When health care providers pay kickbacks and submit false claims to Medicare, they not only deplete the Medicare Trust Fund, they undermine the Additionally, DIG allegedly © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited OPP charge physician for allegedly submitting false health bills to OHIP .

OPP charge physician for allegedly submitting false health bills to OHIP © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited OPP charge physician for allegedly submitting false health bills to OHIP

Ontario Provincial Police say they've charged a 53-year-old doctor after an investigation into alleged billing fraud.

Police allege Andrew Taylor, of Toronto, inappropriately submitted health bills to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for services that weren't provided.

They also allege there were other inappropriate billings, but didn't provide details.

Taylor, an ophthalmologist who worked primarily in Niagara, appears in the Toronto Star's database of top billing doctors in Ontario. He ranked number 72 in 2011-12 for billing OHIP $1.6 million.

Taylor has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and forging of documents.

His licence to practise was revoked by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in September 2018.

Taylor is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

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