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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:11 PM

Fox Chapel Cardiologist Convicted at Trial of Health Care Fraud Involving more than $13 Million of

Fox Chapel Cardiologist Convicted at Trial of Health Care Fraud Involving more than $13 Million of Insurance Billings

PITTSBURGH – After deliberating for two hours, a federal jury found Samirkumar J. Shah guilty of two counts of health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Shah, 56, of Fox Chapel, Pa., was tried before United States District Judge David S. Cercone in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Attorney Brady stated, "Health care fraud threatens the safety and integrity of our entire health care system. Doctors and medical professionals like Dr. Shah who issue false diagnoses, order unnecessary testing and fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid in effect steal from the most vulnerable in our community. Today’s jury verdict sends a clear message to those who would do the same: if you commit health care fraud, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

"Health care fraud is a serious problem that impacts every American," said FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent in Charge Robert Jones. "It takes critical resources from our health care system and increases health care costs for everyone. Dr. Shah's disregard for safe patient care goes against the medical ethics he was to uphold. The FBI, with its law enforcement partners, will continue to allocate a significant amount of expert resources to investigate these crimes and hold those defrauding the system accountable."

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/fox-chapel-cardiologist-convicted-trial-health-care-fraud-involving-more-13-million

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