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ARTICLE ID 195799

$________ – FALSE CLAIMS ACT – CARDIOLOGY PRACTICE ACCUSED OF BILLING FOR MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES.

U.S. District Court, New Jersey

In this action, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) accused a cardiology practice of violating the False Claims Act. The suit was resolved with a settlement.

The defendant, Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists P.C., is a cardiology practice that owns and operates several facilities in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart. The defendant, and its principals, Wasjit W. and Preet R were accused of filing Medicare claims for various procedures that were not medically necessary, including cardiology diagnostic tests and procedures, including stress tests, cardiac catheterizations, and external counterpulsation.

The whistleblower, Cheryl M., filed suit under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The defendant, Garden State, and its principals were accused of violating the False Claims Act.The matter was resolved via settlement for $________ with no admission or determination of liability. The whistleblower will receive over $________ of the settlement.

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