The Department of Justice has announced that more than 300 people have been charged with committing Medicare fraud worth approximately $900 million.

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force led a sweep of 36 federal districts, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving false billings.

The defendants were charged with various healthcare fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statutes, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including home health care, psychotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, durable medical equipment and prescription drugs.