Doctor Resolves Genetic Testing Fraud Allegations

Genetic testing

Dr. Nishi Patel will pay $95,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by ordering medically unnecessary genetic testing for Medicare beneficiaries. Between August 2018 and May 2020, he referred more than 400 patients for medically unnecessary genetic tests that were paid for by Medicare. The United States alleges that Patel had no medical relationship with these patients, never examined these patients, and that the referrals were based on brief telemedicine consultations, and in some instances, no consultation. The genetic tests that Patel ordered often cost thousands of dollars per patient. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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