CA, physician Dilbagh S. Chattha managed to score an indictment
for a whopping 94 counts of health care fraud and another
94 counts of mail fraud in an alleged Medicare fraud case
in the U.S. District Court for Northern California.
say Chattha defrauded Medicare and other federal health
programs. Among other things, he allegedly billed for higher
levels of service than he performed. And he allegedly claimed
to have submitted "special reports" that "included
more information than that which is usually included on
medical billing forms." He also allegedly billed for
needle electromyography tests that he either did not perform
or performed fewer times than he claimed. Finally, he tried
to bill twice for the same procedure.
faces up to 20 years in prison for the mail fraud counts
and 10 years for the health care fraud counts. He also faces
a maximum fine of $250,000. These indictments come as a
result of an investigation by a taskforce of federal, state
and local law enforcement personnel.