The US Attorney’s Office for District of Maryland said the medical firm and its owner Sanjay Puri, and three medical practices that were its clients have agreed to pay a total of $3.3 million to resolve claims that the company overbilled for nuclear stress tests.
“When medical providers can enrich themselves at taxpayers’ expense by falsely representing that they provided expensive procedures, the government must be vigilant in pursuing fraudulent claims,” said US Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
“Anyone who knowingly reports false medical billing codes to induce the government to pay more money is lying, cheating and stealing,” he had said. Puri is also the chairman of the US India Political Action Committee, which has been lobbying for BJP. (PTI)