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Lauderdale County doctor indicted for healthcare and wire fraud

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A federal grand jury indicted a Lauderdale County physician, Dr. Diana McCutcheon, for fraud. A federal grand jury indicted a Lauderdale County physician, Dr. Diana McCutcheon, for fraud.
Dr. Diana McCutcheon works at the Lexington Clinic and Elgin Quick Med. Dr. Diana McCutcheon works at the Lexington Clinic and Elgin Quick Med.
Dr. Diana McCutcheon works at Elgin Quick Med and the Lexington Clinic. Dr. Diana McCutcheon works at Elgin Quick Med and the Lexington Clinic.

A federal grand jury indicted a Lauderdale County physician for fraud totaling about $1.3 million in connection to billing a health insurer and Medicare for non-reimbursable cosmetic skin treatments.

The 96-count indictment charges 54-year-old Diana K. McCutcheon of Killen with committing healthcare fraud and wire fraud through her medical clinics in Elgin and Lexington. The indictment charges McCutcheon with operating a scheme to defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and Medicare between 2007 and 2012 by fraudulently billing for the removal of multiple skin lesions on patients who received cosmetic laser and other treatments for skin conditions, including sun spots, age spots and wrinkles that were not covered by insurance.

The indictment charges 48 counts each of health care fraud and wire fraud. It seeks forfeiture of $1.3 million from McCutcheon as proceeds of the frauds.

Each of the healthcare fraud counts carries a maximum punishment of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Each of the wire fraud counts carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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