A Miami physician was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for his key role in a Medicare fraud conspiracy, The Miami Herald reports. Rene de los Rios, MD, and accomplices at two local clinics—Metro Med of Hialeah and J&F Community Medical Center—charged Medicare $19.7 million in HIV treatments that were either unnecessary or not provided to patients. Rios was convicted in April for falsifying hundreds of records and writing phony HIV prescriptions. The $1.2 million Rios received from the clinics has not been recovered.

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