Physician Practice Roundup—Doctor will pay $3M for improper billing of Medicaid and Medicare

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A doctor agreed to a $3 million settlement to settle claims he improperly billed Medicaid and Medicare. (Getty/designer491)

Doctor will pay $3M for improper billing of Medicaid and Medicare

A doctor who owned medical practices in Maryland and Delaware has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle civil liability claims from improperly billed Medicaid programs in those states and the federal Medicare program.

The settlement with Zahid Aslam, M.D., was announced yesterday by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. The settlement arose from an investigation into the billing practices of Aslam’s medical practices Fast Care, which did business as Got-A-Doc Walk-In Medical Centers and Amna Medical Center. The government alleged that the practices submitted improper claims for laboratory services and counseling and medical services.

As part of the settlement, the doctor agreed to surrender his medical licenses. Additionally, last month Aslam pleaded guilty in federal court in Delaware to healthcare fraud and making a false statement to a financial institution. He is scheduled to be sentenced in May. (Attorney General announcement)

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