Blues investigation of fraudulent doctor is made-for-TV drama
In 2010, our role in bringing down a dishonest dermatologist earned a slot on an episode of "American Greed" on CNBC.
The program profiled Dr. Robert Stokes, a former East Grand Rapids dermatologist, now serving 10½ years in a federal prison. He was convicted of health care fraud in 2007 after bilking insurers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, of nearly $2 million. Prosecutors and witnesses say Stokes also performed unnecessary and disfiguring procedures on patients and reused surgical equipment in violation of medical rules.
Here's a trailer from the show you can watch.
Members who suspect health care fraud are urged to call our Anti-Fraud Hotline at 1-800-482-3787, or report fraud through our website.