US — Complexity of health care industry enables fraud schemes, NE Ohio doctors charged for overbilling

From the News 5 Cleveland news article:

…Between 2011 and 2018, Dr. Ashis Rakhit, 65, and Dr. Jayati Rakhit, 56, allegedly recorded fake symptoms present in their patients in order to perform unnecessary and expensive tests. The tests included nuclear stress tests, cardiac catheterizations, bone density scans and EKGs.

The two longtime doctors are also accused of overbilling Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies by inflating codes to reflect more costly procedures and tests that weren’t actually performed, according to the indictment…

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