Cardiologist Implanted Unnecessary Pacemakers


A federal jury has convicted a physician of health care fraud after hearing evidence he implanted medically unnecessary pacemakers and caused the unnecessary procedures and follow-up care to be billed to health insurance programs. The evidence at trial showed that dozens of pacemakers were medically unnecessary under well-established national guidelines and Medicare coverage rules. Some patients testified that he pressured them into getting the procedures and told them misleading information about their health conditions. To read a Department of Justice press release, click here



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