5 physician fraud cases in 2 weeks

Here are five physician fraud cases Becker's has reported since April:

1. Cedar Grove, N.J.-based Muhammad Mirza, MD, was sentenced to 26 months in prison for a $1.3 million healthcare fraud scheme targeting Amtrak. From April 2017 through June 2022, Dr. Mirza was involved in a scheme to bill Amtrak's healthcare plan for services that were either not provided or medically unnecessary. 

2. Robert Eyzaguirre, MD, the owner and sole physician of a medical clinic in Bellflower, Calif., pleaded guilty to submitting false claims to a Medi-Cal program. Dr. Eyzaguirre admitted to submitting millions of dollars in false claims to the program, leading to more than $2.5 million in losses to the state healthcare program. 

3. Sewell, N.J.-based Adarsh Gupta, MD, was convicted for causing the submission of more than $5.4 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Dr. Gupta signed thousands of prescriptions for orthotic braces for more than 2,900 Medicare beneficiaries through a telemarketing scheme,

4. Grantham, N.H.-based  Adnan Khan, MD, was charged for his alleged scheme to illegally distribute controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud. Dr. Khan allegedly orchestrated his scheme through New England Medicine and Counseling Associates, which operated clinics in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and distributed drugs to individuals outside the course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.

5. Amr Mohamed, MD, a nephrologist in Lexington, Ky., was sentenced to two years in prison for a $14 million kickback and fraud scheme. From March 2018 to April 2019, he accepted kickbacks from telemedicine company RediDoc to order medically unnecessary equipment, creams and testing for more than 7,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

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