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Court orders Indian-American couple to pay fine after healthcare fraud

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) – Kirtish and Nita Patel, a New Jersey couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company, have been ordered to pay nearly $8 million in fines for their parts in committing multi-million dollar healthcare fraud. Medicare fraud can be committed in a variety of ways that leads to more public money getting in the hands of these fraudsters. Expanding your knowledge on the topic can help you spot and whistleblow these bad actors. If you’re interested in learning more go to websites such as Lawyer.com (https://www.lawyer.com/a/how-fraudulent-providers-game-medicare-and-medicaid.html).

The two are alleged to have created fraudulent diagnostic test reports, according to the government’s civil complaint. They forged physician signatures on the reports, then billed Medicare for the doctored reports, the complaint said. They also billed Medicare for neurological tests that they conducted without the required physician supervision, the Justice Department added. When it comes to Medicare, there may be people out there who are not as familiar with this as some might be. With this being said, it may be worth it to do some research into Understanding Hospital Fraud: The Types & Abuses. Even getting to grips with the basics is better than not know anything at all, especially if this could help anyone out in this situation.

The lawsuit was filed under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which allows private citizens with knowledge of fraud to bring civil actions on behalf of the government and to share in any recovery. For reporting the acts, the whistleblower will receive 15 to 25 percent of the $7.7 million recovered by the government for bringing the misconduct to their attention.

The False Claims Act also allows the government to intervene in such lawsuits.

According to documents filed in court and statements made in open court, from 2006 through 2014, the Patels owned and operated Biosound Medical Services Inc. and Heart Solutions in New Jersey. Biosound technicians would travel to the office of a primary care physician in the New York and New Jersey area to conduct diagnostic testing.

After conducting the exams, Biosound was the responsible for sending the tests to a reading physician, an appropriate specialist who would interpret the results. After the reading physician prepared a report, Biosound was responsible for providing it to the referring physician.

Biosound were paid millions by Medicare and other entities for the diagnostic work, the reading physician’s interpretation of the results and the reports, the prosecutors said.

Kirtish admitted in court to fraudulently interpreting and writing diagnostic reports produced by Biosound, this despite having no medical license and knowing that the reports would be used by the referring physicians to make important patient treatment decisions. Nita assisted in the forgery.

The couple admitted to falsely representing to Medicare that the neurological testing performed by Biosound was being supervised by a licensed neurologist, the Justice Department said. More than half the reports filed by the company from 2008 to 2014 were never reviewed or interpreted by a physician, they added.

Nita and Kirtish were paid more than $4,386,133.75 by Medicare and private insurance companies for the fraudulent reports, which they used for personal expenses, including multiple residences and luxury vehicles, it said.

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Harvard to host 17th annual India Conference this February

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Diya TV) — For the 17th year in a row, the graduate students at Harvard University will host an India Conference. It will take place during the weekend of February 15-16, 2020. Two days of exciting discussions through panels, mixers and networking will fill the halls of the Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government.

The theme for this year’s conference is Foresight 20/20 – a look at what to expect from India in 2020 and beyond. As one of the largest student led conferences in the USA, the Harvard India conference attracts the biggest headliners from every field – from politics, business, entertainment & the arts. And this year is no different.

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With more than 100 speakers and 1000 attendees, the conference promises to have something for everyone. This year’s biggest draw from the entertainment genre is veteran Bollywood actor and self proclaimed ambassador to India, Anupam Kher. Kher has a long standing list of accolades within the film industry. In addition to his acting roles, he has been a producer, director and teacher at his own acting school. Most recently he played the role of Dr. Vijay Kapur on NBC’s primetime drama ‘New Amsterdam‘.

Some other notable speakers this year include founder of the India Today Group, Aroon Purie, Indian Olympic athelete Dutee Chand, comedian and actor, Vir Das, partner at Softbanks’ Vision Fund Lydia Jett & politician and India’s ruling party (BJP)’s sherpa to the G20, Suresh Prabhu.

The harsh winter in Harvard doesn’t seem slow down or dull these brilliant minds in any way. The India Conference at Harvard continues to retain its standing as the conference of choice for deliberating issues ranging from technology, media, politics and eduction to creating solutions for India’s path towards global leadership. The event features brainstorming sessions and sincere discussions on the very real and large scale problems that are uniquely Indian.

Diya TV is a media sponsor to the event and will be on-site covering conference. To receive a 20% discount use code RDAY20 here and to know more about the conference or speakers, head to the IndiaConference.com

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Indian Ambassador, Shringla speaks to U.S. Congress about Kashmir

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla met with members of Congress at a private roundtable briefing, hosted by Southern California Congressman Brad Sherman. Sherman, who has been a supporter of India, took to Twitter recently to share his concerns about Kashmir and said serious questions about Kashmir were asked at the briefing.

President Trump is being urged to fix the H1-B visa process and do away with country-specific limits, with the latest effort for reform being spearheaded by 60 U.S. business school deans and CEO’s.

In an earthquake, seconds matter. So on the anniversary of the deadly 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked Northern California, state officials announced the launch of America’s first statewide earthquake early warning system.

Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain will be coming to Boston next month to perform at the Berklee India Exchange, where he will also be conferred with an honorary doctorate by the esteemed music school. A Zakir Hussain Scholarship at Berklee is also being established.

And we have incredible video of three kids from India rescuing their dog from a snake that’s equal parts courageous and nuts.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — A federal judge ruled President Trump must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, striking down the President’s argument that a sitting president cannot be criminally investigated. The ruling was quickly appealed and this case could end up in the Supreme Court to answer the constitutional question of whether presidents can be charged with a crime.

Meanwhile, the President celebrated a victory by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, as a federal appellate court upheld most of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. It also ruled the FCC cannot preempt state net neutrality laws, meaning the rules of the road in states like California remain in place.

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced their Asia-Pacific and Non-Proliferation Subcommittee will be holding a hearing asking State Department officials and human rights activists to chime in on Human Rights in Kashmir, the Tamils of Sri Lanka, Muslims in Assam and the human rights situation in Pakistan, which includes the Sindh Province. how to retrieve old emails on my ipad see https://www.carrollkennelclub.org/phrasing/phd-thesis-civil-engineering/6/ https://www.lapressclub.org/hypothesis/forged-by-fire-essay-prompts/29/ provera tabs see url viagra next day shipment https://academicminute.org/paraphrasing/term-paper-writing-companies/3/ https://theaddisonofbocaraton.com/work/innehav-viagra/35/ https://footcaregroup.org/perpill/czy-viagra-szkodzi-na-wtrob/35/ essay written by filipino writers https://www.arvadachamber.org/verified/homework-for-grownups/49/ cialis imbler https://abt.edu/bestsellers/anabola-steroider-viagra/22/ hindi essay topics for class 4 https://pinnacle.berea.edu/where/advair-diskus-100/50/ cost viagra canada Generic Topamax https://themusicuniverse.com/music/creative-piece-of-writing/45/ go to site addicted to videogames essay can women take cialis viagra essay on role model my mother https://greenechamber.org/blog/economic-inequality-essay/74/ article writing service ramipril and viagra interaction alec durberville characterization essay https://teamwomenmn.org/formatting/sociology-research-paper-template/23/ career preparation essay follow site source link

Lockheed Martin announced they will build F-16 wings exclusively in India, helping in integrating Indian industry into the $165 billion fighter aircraft market.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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