15 March 2012

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US Dr. Jaswinder Rai Chhibber guilty of health fraud 70 Years Jail $2,250,000 fine

US Dr. Jaswinder Rai Chhibber guilty of health fraud 70 Years Jail $2,250,000 fine

Dr. Jaswinder Rai Chhibber
Age – 43
He worked or operated at the former Cottage Grove Community Medical Clinic, 642 East 79th St.



Crime Period - 2007 - 2010

Dr. Jaswinder Rai Chhibber was convicted of defrauding Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois by submitting false insurance claims for medically unnecessary tests and using false diagnosis codes to justify the tests he had ordered.

He ordered
1. medically unnecessary tests,
2. falsified patients’ medical records,
3. and used false diagnosis codes on insurance claim forms in various fashions for at least five patients

Prosecutors also said that Chhibber administered an unusually high number of echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, abdominal ultrasounds and other tests on his Medicare and Blue Cross patients.

US District Court –
Jury found Dr. Jaswinder Rai Chhibber guilty of
1. five counts of health care fraud
2. four counts of making false statements involving a health care benefits program.

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count of health care fraud,
and five years in prison on each false statements count, and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Thus Dr Jaswinder Rai Chhibber faces a maximum penalty of 70 years of imprisonment, and a fine of $2,250,000 for being found guilty

Currently he is free on bond pending his sentencing, which will take place before U.S. District Judge Suzanne Conlon on May 10.

Suppose the same thing happens in India how much fine and punishment a doctor will get or he will never go to Jail and no case will be filed against such a doctors.

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17 comments:

Brian Miller March 15, 2012  

ugh...sounds like he got his just desserts....

Usha March 15, 2012  

sm, sad to read Indian doctor involved in medical fraud, Good that he is now charged...I wonder how such fine doctors develop fraud mentality to earn more money. Good step by US authorities.

SM March 15, 2012  

Brian Miller,thanks.
Usha,thanks.

Damn Hipsters March 16, 2012  

Such a crazy place this world!

kaykuala March 16, 2012  

SM,
Good that you highlighted this. Medical fraud is most heinous. It's exploiting those already suffering and worst providing medicine harmful to the well-being of those afflicted.

Hank

sm March 16, 2012  

Seen on TV,thanks.
Damn Hipsters, thanks.
kaykuala,thanks.

Destination Infinity March 17, 2012  

Good to see that US has strict laws. In spite of this, someone wants to cheat the system! Wonder what all health care frauds are happening in India!

Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan March 18, 2012  

I completely agree with the views of sm and Destination Infinity.
Poor doctor, all his educational efforts are going waste. And now he is lonely too in this world.
I hope he does not repeat this mistake again.

RAJENDRA NATH DATT,  April 16, 2012  

HE COULD HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED ALONE. NO INFORMATION ABOUT COMMON INTENTION, ABETMENT, CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY,UNLAWFUL ASEMBLY ETC. THERE IS LIKELIHOOD OF HIS HAVING BEEN FRAMED IN COOKED UP CHARGES BY RIVALS. THE EMBELLISHED NEWS IS INCOMPLETE AS TO WHEATHER THE DOC IS OUT ON BAIL OR NOT. I WISH HE COMES OUT CLEAN ULTIMATELY AND GETS DAMAGES FOR MALICIOUS PROSECUTION. R.N.DATT. INDIA.

Anonymous,  April 19, 2012  

Dr Chhibber is a good doctor and a good man. If you had insurance or not he would take care of you these charges are insane. So sad we are losing a wonderful doctor

Anonymous,  May 30, 2012  

this is completely wrong. Dr. Chhibber is an amazing individual and does not deserve this one bit. The man would hold a free clinic every week for crying out loud! The government needs to step off their high horse and realize that they will be losing a brilliant doctor.

Anonymous,  May 30, 2012  

this is completely wrong. Dr. Chhibber is an amazing individual and does not deserve this one bit. The man would hold a free clinic every week for crying out loud! The government needs to step off their high horse and realize that they will be losing a brilliant doctor.

Unknown June 29, 2012  

i agree , all his life he has been a kind and brilliant guy and very helping to all. we all have given examples of his greatness all our life. if he has slipped in his character, there must be a provision in law to allow people to reform particularly with a great history. we wish a divine intervention helps this great soul-a bundle of joy. i really feel bad for his 2 young children -he has always been a hero dad.

Unknown June 29, 2012  

i agree , all his life he has been a kind and brilliant guy and very helping to all. we all have given examples of his greatness all our life. if he has slipped in his character, there must be a provision in law to allow people to reform particularly with a great history. we wish a divine intervention helps this great soul-a bundle of joy. i really feel bad for his 2 young children -he has always been a hero dad.