Update: Vascular Surgeon Sentenced


In an update to a February 18, 2022, story, Vasso Godiali has been sentenced to spend 80 months in prison and pay $19.5 million in restitution. Read a story from MLive.

Vasso Godiali pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare and others out of approximately $19.5 million. He admitted that he billed for placing multiple stents in the same vessel and prepared medical records purporting to document the medical necessity justifying that billing. In fact, Godiali did not place those stents. The plea agreement documents a similar pattern of misconduct with arterial blood clots. Read a story from MLive and Department of Justice press release.



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