Cardiologist Indicted for Overbilling, Unnecessary Procedures
September 5, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
A cardiologist has been indicted for overbilling Medicare and private insurers for $7.2 million, including many allegations of performing unnecessary tests and procedures, according to an August 21, 2014, press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the northern district of Ohio. He was indicted on 14 counts of making false statements, 1 count of healthcare fraud, and 1 count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from criminal activity. The scheme lasted more than six years.