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Settlement with NY radiology practice $15.5M

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NEW  YORK—New York, New Jersey, and the United States have entered into a $15.5 million settlement agreement with a NY Radiology practice that billed Medicaid and Medicare for unnecessary tests.

Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services, P.C., and Diagnostic Imaging Group, LLC submitted false claims to Medicaid and Medicare programs for diagnostic outpatient imaging services that were not specifically ordered by a treated physician.

The money will be returned to the state Medicaid program.

"Fraud committed by medical practices costs New York taxpayers millions of dollars every year. My office will find those who cheat the system, cheat New York taxpayers and cheat our most vulnerable patients," Attorney General Schneiderman said.

The settlement is based on three whistleblower lawsuits brought by private individuals in 2009 and 2010.

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