2 Doctors Indicted In Scheme To Defraud Patients, Health Insurers
The alleged abuses include charging insurers for patients who were never examined, overstating patients' conditions and the amount of time spent with them to bill more, and claiming patients were seen by doctors no longer with the practice.
The San Jose Mercury News:
Saratoga Doctors Federally Indicted In Alleged Health-Insurance Fraud Scheme
A pair of doctors from Saratoga have been indicted in an illicit billing scheme to defraud patients and health-insurance providers by routinely charging for unperformed services and unseen patients and exaggerating other treatments, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Dr. Vilasini M. Ganesh, 46, a family practitioner, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gregory Belcher, 54, both face a count of health-care fraud conspiracy, one count conspiracy to commit money laundering, and six counts of money laundering. Additionally, Ganesh faces five counts each of health-care fraud and making false statements relating to health-care matters. (Cameron and Salonga, 5/25)