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October 10, 2023

Posted  October 10, 2023

Mobile cardiac PET scan provider Cardiac Imaging Inc. (CII), and its founder and owner Sam Kancherlapalli, have agreed to pay over $75 million and over $10 million, respectively, to resolve a qui tam case by former billing manager Lynda Pinto, which alleged the company, Kancherlapalli, and part-owner Richard Nassenstein defrauded Medicare.  In violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and False Claims Act, CII and Kancherlapalli allegedly paid kickbacks to referring cardiologists in the form of fees, ostensibly for supervising PET scans, that were far above fair market value.  The alleged misconduct occurred over a ten year period.  DOJ

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