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Physician Group to Pay $2 Million for Allegedly Inflating Medicare, Medicaid Claims

A physician group that operates multiple offices across Central Florida has agreed to pay $2 million to the United States and the state of Florida to resolve allegations that they submitted inflated claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

Florida Cardiology, P.A., Sandeep Bajaj, Karan Reddy, and eight other physicians agreed to settle the lawsuit after a multi-month investigation into claims that they improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid patients, even while the physicians were stationed outside of the United States. The physicians named in the law suit were Abbas Ali, Claudio Manubens, Milan Kothari, Saroj Tampira, Sayed Hussain, Raviprasad Subraya, Harish Patil, and Edwin Martinez.

According to the settlement agreement, Bajaj and Reddy permitted Florida Cardiology to bill patients for a variety of services that were either exaggerated or not performed by qualifying physicians. That includes claims of more intravascular stents than were actually inserted into patients, radiofrequency ablations that were not performed by a qualifying provider, and procedures that were billed by the physicians while they were outside of the United States.

Read the source article at orlando-news.com

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