MEDICARE

  • 3 Indians convicted for role in $15 million medicare fraud in US May 1, 2014

    New York: Three Indian medical professionals have been convicted by a federal jury for their participation in a nearly $15 million medicare fraud scheme in the US. Physical therapist Shahzad Mirza, 43, physical therapy assistant Jigar Patel, 30, and foreign medical school graduate without a license to practice medicine Srinivas Reddy,...
  • Right to medicare should be a fundamental right: Omar Abdullah December 21, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that the right to medicare should be recognized as a fundamental right so that people are legally empowered to seek the best available medical treatment free of cost. "While the UPAII government has enacted pathbreaking and historic laws for declaring...
  • Bastar residents caught in Naxalsgovernment crossfire, live in fear November 5, 2013

    As Chhattisgarh prepares to go to polls on November 11 and 19, electricity, medicare, education are just words in Bastar. The locals caught in the crossfire between Naxals and the government forces continue to live in fear. In May 2013 at Jiram Ghati, Naxals brutally attacked on Congress leaders and decimated...
  • IndianAmerican jailed for 17 years for healthcare fraud February 3, 2013

    Washington: An IndianAmerican pharmacist has been sentenced to 17 years in prison by a US court for a major healthcare fraud worth USD 57 million. Babubhai (Bob) Patel, 50, who owned and operated 26 pharmacies across metro Detroit, was sentenced in Michigan court, five months after a jury convicted him...
  • Pune doctor stops charging fees for delivering girl child January 22, 2013

    Pune: A unique initiative has been undertaken by a Pune Doctor. Following the Beed female infanticide cases, Dr Ganesh Rakh of Pune's Medicare multispeciality hospital has stopped charging any fees to deliver a girl child. The birth of a girl child is celebrated in the hospital by distributing sweets and...
  • US healthcare fraud: Indianorigin woman jailed December 11, 2012

    New York: An Indianorigin woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay a penalty of over $14 million on charges of healthcare fraud. Meera Sachdeva, 50, of Mississippi was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on charges...
  • When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role November 25, 2012

    Washington: Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's reelection makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively Republican Mitt Romney lost. More women voted for the other guy. It's surprising it...
  • Older voters prefer Romney on healthcare: poll November 3, 2012

    New York: As early voting proceeds across the country ahead of Tuesday's presidential election, voters over 50 continue to be more likely than most to prefer Republican challenger Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama and to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare....
  • USbased doc awarded Rs 1.73 cr for wife's death October 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Awarding a record compensation in a medical negligence case, the country apex consumer panel has directed that a USbased Indian origin doctor be paid Rs 1.73 crore for the death of his wife who had undergone treatment at a prominent hospital in Kolkata in 1998. The National Consumer Dispute...
  • NRI doc to pay $ 5.7 mn in false claim case July 1, 2011

    Boston: An IndianAmerican physician will pay more than $5 million to the US government to settle allegations that he submitted false claims to healthcare programmes. Rakesh Nathu, a Las Vegas physician, has agreed to pay pay 5.7 million dollars plus interest as settlement, the Justice Department...
  • IndianAmerican fined $10 mn for medicare scam April 9, 2010

    Washington: An Indian American has been sentenced to 81months in prison and asked to pay $9.7 million in restitution along with his accomplices for his role in a wideranging $18 million conspiracy to defraud the Medicare programme. US District Court Judge Sean F Cox of Michigan on Thursday also ordered...
  • Medicare awards given out to honour work in healthcare April 22, 2008

    The Modern Medicare Excellence Awards were held to regognise and honour the phenomenal work done by individuals, hospitals and nonmedical institutions. ...