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February 24, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Acadiana Cardiology LLC, Acadiana Cardiovascular Center and convicted doctor Mehmood Patel agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act through unnecessary cardiovascular, endovascular and related procedures that Patel performed at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, Acadiana Cardiology and Acadiana Cardiovascular Center.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Dr. Christopher Mallavarapu, a cardiologist who formerly practiced with Patel.  DOJ

Tagged in: FCA Federal, Hospital Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Provider Fraud, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,