Recent Settlement Highlight Risks of Performing Unnecessary Medical Procedures

Published: 09/17/2021

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the recent Department of Justice settlement with Dr. Ashish Pal, a cardiologist based in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Pal has paid $6.75 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures.

The settlement resolves allegations that, from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2019, Dr. Pal knowingly submitted false claims to fede

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