Monday, February 27, 2006
NC Cardiologist to pay $2.6 Million in Fraud Settlement
A Charlotte cardiologist has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle a federal lawsuit that alleges he defrauded Medicare for six years, according to an Associated Press report published in Fayetteville Online.
The physician, Amir Hussein, was charged with overbilling the medical program for the elderly and disabled from 1997-2003, which resulted in higher reimbursements from the government than he was entitle to receive. Federal investigators also said Hussein billed Medicare for unnecessary services and sometimes billed twice for the same service.
The settlement money represents the amount of the fraud plus fines. The settlement also requires that he hire a government-approved auditor who will monitor his billing practices for five years. The government said the whistleblower who sued Hussein over his billing practices will receive a portion of the settlement money. The the following link to read the full account of the false claims act settlement.
Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 02/27 at 03:14 PM
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