Corporate Compliance

Virginia oncologist accused of healthcare fraud

Compliance Monitor, April 8, 2009

A Norfolk, VA, grand jury charged Ronald Poulin MD with a 45-count indictment that includes healthcare fraud, making false statements about healthcare matters, and altering records to obstruct an investigation, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
According to the DOJ, Poulin allegedly:
  • Billed Medicare and Tricare for a higher volume of chemotherapy drugs than he actually administered
  • Billed for office visits that included additional services he didn’t perform
  • Split single-dose vials between two patients and billed for two full doses
  • Diagnosed patients with renal disease when it wasn’t medically necessary 

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