Former East Providence physician is fined for Medicare, Medicaid fraud

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PROVIDENCE — Dr. Hafeez Kahn, a former Rhode Island physician with practices located in Smithfield and East Providence, will pay the government $1.2 million, twice the amount of money a Settlement Agreement states he fraudulently billed the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The announcement was made Thursday, Oct. 17, by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

According to the Agreement, between August 2006 and December 2010, Dr. Kahn and two corporations he owned, U.S. Care Inc. and U.S. Care Pain Clinic LLC, overbilled the health care programs for services provided to some patients and falsely submitted claims for services never performed.

According to the Agreement, Kahn must make an immediate payment of $500,000 within 10 days and annual payments of $175,000 plus interest for the next five years beginning on or before September 1, 2014.

The matter, investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office, HHS-OIG, and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Rogers and R.I. Assistant Attorney General James F. Dube.

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