NY doctor convicted in multimillion dollar health care fraud scheme

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets.) – The U.S. Department of Justice reported the conviction of Syed Imran Ahmed, a 51-year-old New York doctor who practiced medicine at hospitals in Brooklyn and Long Island, for submitting millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims.

Ahmed was convicted on one count of health care fraud, three counts of making false statements related to health care matters, and two counts of money laundering.

Evidence at trial revealed that he had submitted claims for incision-and-drainage and wound debridement procedures, many in operating rooms, but that he had not actually performed those surgeries.  The evidence also showed that Ahmed submitted over $25 million in false claims to the Medicare program for surgeries he never performed and he received over $3 million from Medicare as payment for the false claims.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice.