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Dr. Michael Ham Indicted for Insurance Fraud, Allegedly Performed Unnecessary Cataract Surgeries

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

January 3, 2020

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Prescott Valley, Arizona—The Arizona Attorney General's Office announced that Dr. Michael Ham, an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon practicing in the Prescott area, has been indicated on 150 counts of conspiracy, fraud, theft and money laundering. Dr. Ham practices at Kokopelli Eye Institute, which operates clinics in Prescott and Prescott Valley, among other locations.

The charges involve allegations of submitting fraudulent bills to Medicare, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and private insurers.

Most alarming in the indictment are allegations that Dr. Michael Ham may have performed cataract surgeries that were not medically necessary.

Concerned About Treatment Provided by Dr. Michael Ham at Kokopelli Eye Institute?

If you underwent cataract surgery with Dr. Ham and are concerned that the surgery may not have been medically necessary or indicated, you should contact an attorney experienced in medical malpractice claims.

We understand the special complexities of medicine and law that apply to medical malpractice cases.  We also have the resources to stand toe-to-toe with the largest corporations, insurance companies and governments.

Please call or email us for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about your medical malpractice matter.  Our experienced staff of medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you now.

Put our more than 45 years of legal experience on your side. Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your potential medical malpractice claim. We would like to help you.

If you believe that you were harmed as a result of Dr. Michael Ham performing an unnecessary surgery and would like to discuss a potential medical malpractice claim, please call us at (928) 350-1021 or complete our convenient online contact form.

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