Lafayette Doctor Indicted on 94 Counts of Healthcare Fraud
A Lafayette doctor is at the center of a major federal investigation.
Cardiologist Mehmood Patel has been indicted on 94 counts of healthcare fraud involving 94 different patients.
The indictment alleges Dr. Mehmood Patel performed unnecessary heart procedures at Our Lady of Lourdes and Lafayette General. Prosecutors say Patel’s scheme defrauded public and private health insurance plans of $2.5 million. Four federal offices are taking part in the case. Investigators say fraud cases that exploit the public take on added importance.