Shams Qureshi, MD, a pain management physician of the Pain Center of North Jersey in Clifton, N.J., also known as the Bergen Passaic Ambulatory Surgery Center, was sentenced to probation, medical license suspension and home confinement after he plead guilty to billing fraud, according to NorthJersey.com, the online edition The Record.
Dr. Qureshi was charged in 2004 with submitting fake bills, leading to charges of healthcare fraud and theft by deception, according to the report.
He plead guilt in January and was ordered to pay $125,000 to the state Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, had his license suspended for one year and was sentenced to two years of probation, with the first 30 days under house arrest.
Read the NorthJersey.com report about the case of ASC billing fraud.
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- New York Primary Care Physician Charged for Allegedly Leading Oxycodone Drug Ring, Pain Management Fraud
- Las Vegas Internal Medicine Practice to Pay $300K to Settle Fraud Allegations