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Oct. 2, 2012
A former Topeka physician who pleaded guilty to federal charges of health care fraud and unlawfully prescribing controlled substances was put on probation for two years and banned from receiving federal health care benefit program funds, according to U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in a statement issued today said Diana L. Carver, 47, admitted that after the Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended her medical license on July 8, 2010, she continued to practice medicine through November 2010, submitting false claims to insurance programs including Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas 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.
She also issued prescriptions and authorized refills of controlled substances after losing her license, using her father’s name and his Drug Enforcement Agency registration number.
Carver also was convicted in state district court on charges of practicing medicine without a license.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway prosecuted the case with assistance from the DEA and the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.