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Mullens physician faces up to 10 years for health care fraud

A southern West Virginia physician has pleaded guilty to executing a long-running health care fraud scheme. Dr. Manuel C. Barit, M.D., 71, of Raleigh County, and the only practicing physician at Mullens Family Clinic, admitted from about Oct. 7, 2013 through Jan. 24, 2018, he defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by submitting claims indicating that he treated patients at his clinic in Mullens on dates when he was outside the United States.

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