On this episode of Real Physician Reacts we are going to be discussing a recent verdict out of california involving an internist and health care fraud to the tune of 9.5 Million dollars. Tonight we will be discussing the significance of health care fraud and the underlying reason why physicians take the risk in pursuit of financial gain.
Dr. Minas Kochumian has been ordered to pay 9.5 million dollars after settling with the United States and the State of California after defrauding the system over a period of more than six years from 2012 to 2018. Dr. Kochumian submitted claims for procedures, services, and tests that he never conducted or administered to patients.
His former medical assistant and IT consultant Elize Oganesyan and Damon Davies were the ones who blew the whistle to regulators after patients began complaining about fraudulent the charges.
- Los Angeles Doctor to Pay $9.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud Against Medicare and Medi-Cal – https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/pr/los-angeles-doctor-pay-95-million-resolve-allegations-fraud-against-medicare-and-medi
- National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association – https://www.nhcaa.org/