- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri doctor has admitted in federal court that he purposely misdiagnosed more than a dozen patients to get unwarranted payments on health-care claims.

Sixty-year-old Dr. Randle E. Meyer of Jefferson City has pleaded guilty in Kansas City, Missouri, to charges of making false statements related to health-care matters.

Prosecutors say Meyers was a doctor and surgeon at Central Missouri Cardiology when he falsely diagnosed 14 patients he treated in 2010. Meyer admits he claimed the percentage of the patients’ lesions and narrowing of blood vessels was at least 70 percent when, in fact, it was substantially less. Meyer used those misstatements to ensure the claims would be paid.

He agrees to surrender his medical license and pay more than $76,000 in restitution.

Meyer’s sentencing hearing hasn’t been scheduled.

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