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NJ based medical practice to pay $3.6 mn in settlement

Washington, May 29 (IANS) A medical practice co-owned by two Indian-origin doctors has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle false bills raised for tests that were not needed, according to a media report.

The settlement between the government and NJMedCare/NJ Heart owners Jasjit Walia and Preet Randhawa was announced on Thursday, NJ.com reported citing US attorney Paul Fishman.

The allegations against the medical practice based in New Jersey claims that the Indian-origin physicians billed US federal healthcare programs for unnecessary tests including stress tests and cardiac catheterisations, the report said.

The NJMedCar website describes Walia as “a highly-recommended invasive cardiologist who is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine”.

Heart specialist Randhawa is an interventional cardiologist and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology, the website said.

Founded in 2001, the NJ Heart/ NJ MedCare is one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups with several offices in New Jersey.

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