Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Indian-American doctor arrested for healthcare fraud

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An Indian-American cardiologist in Nevada has been captured on the charges of unlawful conveyance of remedy opioids and human services extortion. The denounced, Dr Devendra Patel, today showed up in a government court in Reno city of Nevada. He was accused of 36-tallies of appropriation of controlled substances, for example, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and three-checks of social insurance misrepresentation.

The statutory most extreme punishment for appropriation of a controlled substance is 10 years in jail and the greatest punishment for medicinal services extortion is 10 years in jail. Government prosecutors claimed that from May 2014 to September 2017, Patel routinely recommended fentanyl, hydrocodone, and oxycodone for his patients without an authentic therapeutic reason and that he deceitfully charged Medicare and Medicaid for restorative tests that he didn’t perform.

The arraignment asserts that Patel performed EKGs on his patients, so he could then request atomic anxiety tests which he didn’t oversee. He professedly utilized an inadequately aligned machine and gave his patients deceitful X-beams, with a specific end goal to hoodwink his patients into supposing they had coronary issues that should have been dealt with by him, the prosecution asserted.

“Dr. Patel is the primary individual to be charged in Nevada since the development of the Justice Department’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit,” Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre said. “In spite of his doctor’s pledge to do no damage, Dr. Patel neglectfully endorsed opioids, for no authentic therapeutic reason,” expressed FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse.

More than 64,000 Americans passed on from medicate overdoses in 2016. The larger part of these passings can be ascribed to opioids, including unlawful fentanyl.

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