EAST BAY PHYSICIAN INDICTED FOR HEALTH CARE AND MAIL FRAUD
Submitted by Robin Mathias on Thu, 01/20/2005 - 12:00pm. Fraud Cases | Links to Press Releases
188 Fraud Counts Charged The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California announced the return of a second superseding indictment charging Dilbagh S. Chattha, M.D., 52, of Pleasanton, California, with 94 counts of health care fraud and 94 counts of mail fraud. The initial indictment in this case was returned by a grand jury on January 8, 2004. According to the indictment, Dr. Chattha is alleged to have submitted bills for reimbursement by the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the State of California Workers’ Compensation Program in which he claimed that he: * performed higher levels of service than he actually did * prepared and submitted special reports, including more information than that which is included in typical medical billing forms * conducted needle electromyography tests that he either did not perform or which he conducted fewer times than he billed for, and * should be compensated twice for the same procedure.