Well-known Radiology Practice Investigated for Possible Medicare Fraud

March 17, 2014

All healthcare practices are susceptible to an audit, guilty or not. Make sure your radiology practice is prepared.

The Lindenhurst, N.Y. headquarters of Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, a large, well-known practice, was raided by federal agents last week in response to allegations that the company was engaged in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud, according to an article in Newsday.

Agents from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General’s office, the FBI and Eastern District prosecutors are investigating allegations that the company vastly overbilled the federal Medicare program for its services. The company operates 12 medical offices in the Long Island, N.Y. area.

This recent event reiterates the importance of accurate reporting, as healthcare providers continue to face increasing threats of audits. Here are a couple links with stories we’ve done that could help practices that are concerned about an audit:

What Radiology Facilities Need to Know about Medicare Audits

Facing an Audit? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Problems with Audits