An ophthalmologist and eye surgeon who runs clinics in metro Phoenix and the Prescott area has been arrested after he was indicted for running what the Arizona attorney general calls a years-long billing scheme.
Dr. Michael Lee Ham was taken into custody in Prescott Valley on Thursday. The indictment accuses Ham of defrauding Medicare, the Veterans Affairs department and the state Medicaid agency by fraudulently billing for laser or cataract surgeries at eight Kokopelli Eye Institute clinics. Records show Ham is corporate chairman and president of Kokopelli. Efforts to reach Ham or his attorney through his clinic for comment were not immediately successful.