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May 28, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Garden State Cardiovascular Specialists P.C., a New Jersey-based cardiology practice which owns and operates several facilities in New Jersey under the name NJ MedCare/NJ Heart, agreed to pay more than $3.6 million to resolve allegations the company and its principals, Dr. Jasjit Walia and Dr. Preet Randhawa, submitted claims to Medicare for various cardiology diagnostic tests and procedures, including stress tests, cardiac catheterizations and external counterpulsation, which were not medically necessary. The allegations were first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Cheryl Mazurek under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  She will receive a whistleblower award of more than $648,000.  DOJ

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