Serious allegations against a doctor and a group of Indian origin 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-born doctor and his medical practice group. They are accused of billing the government for medically unnecessary cataract surgeries and diagnostic tests and, in some cases, causing patient injury. Aarti Pandya and Aarti D. Pandya, MDPC have agreed to pay approximately $1,850,000 to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
Federal prosecutors allege that Pandya and her medical practice billed the government for cataract surgery and diagnostic tests that were not medically necessary and were incomplete. U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan said in a statement Monday, “Physicians who diagnose and treat without medical necessity take advantage of patients and put their lives at risk.” Officials said the settlement resolves allegations that from Jan. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2016, Pandya knowingly submitted false claims to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary cataract surgery and other procedures.
Keywords: America, Indian origin
FIRST POST: January 11, 2023, 10:33 p.m. HST