Serious allegations against Indian-origin doctor and group in America
Will have to pay big to settle the allegations
Allegations of unnecessary cataract surgery
New York. He will have to pay $1.85 million to settle charges against an Indian-origin doctor and his medical practice group. They are accused of sending bills to the government for medically unnecessary cataract surgeries and diagnostic tests, and in some cases causing injury to patients. Aarti Pandya and Aarti D. Pandya, M.D.P.C. have agreed to pay approximately $1,850,000 to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act.
Federal prosecutors allege that Pandya and his medical practice billed the government for cataract surgery and diagnostic tests that were not medically necessary and were incomplete. US Attorney Ryan Buchanan said in a statement on Monday, “Physicians who diagnose and treat without medical necessity profit from patients and put their lives at risk.” Officials said the settlement resolves allegations that from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016, Pandya knowingly submitted false claims to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary cataract surgery and other procedures.
Tags: America, Indian origin
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 11, 2023, 22:33 IST