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Weight Loss Surgeon Cheated Medicare Out Of Millions By Billing For Surgeries He Never Performed: Authorities

Syed Imran Ahmed was charged with allegedly billing Medicare for millions in surgeries he didn?t perform. Syed Imran Ahmed, who allegedly billed Medicare for $85 million from 2011 to 2013, was ordered held without bail after prosecutors argued that he might flee to his native Pakistan. Medicare paid Ahmed more than $7 million for claims during that period. Assistant U.S. Attorney Turner Buford told the magistrate judge that Ahmed, 49, had wired $2 million to Pakistan just six days after he was questioned by federal agents. Authorities launched a probe after receiving complaints from two patients disputing that Ahmed had performed the workout surgical procedures listed on their Medicare documents. Ahmed created phantom medical procedures more.. to steal very real taxpayer money, said Brooklyn U.S.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/surgeon-cheated-medicare-millions-authorities-article-1.1734615

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