NRI doctors to pay over $3.6 million for fraud in US

NRICRInjmedDoctors Jasjit Walia and Preet Randhawa, and their New Jersey based cardiology practice have agreed to pay over $3.6 million to resolve allegations that they submitted claims to the federal insurance programme Medicare for various cardiology diagnostic tests and procedures that were not medically necessary.

Their practice known as Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists owned and operated several facilities in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart.

The allegations resolved by the settlement were raised in a lawsuit filed under the whistle blower provisions of the False Claims Act that allows private citizens with knowledge of fraud to bring civil actions on behalf of the government and to share in any recovery.

The whistle blower in the case, Cheryl Mazurek, will receive over $648,000 as part of the settlement.