Corporate Compliance

Radiologist indicted for fraudulently signing reports

Compliance Monitor, November 18, 2009

Atlanta radiologist and president of Reddy Solutions, Inc (RSI), Dr. Rajashakher P. Reddy, 39, faces 20 years in prison on federal charges of wire, mail, and healthcare fraud, and obstruction of justice, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) release.
 
Reddy’s federal grand jury indictment alleges that RSI provided radiology services to various hospitals that lacked the appropriate full-time radiology coverage.
 
According to the DOJ, radiologists are required to review film, prepare and sign a report detailing medical conclusions, and transmit the reports electronically to the hospital. From May to 2007 through January 2008, Reddy allegedly signed and submitted thousands of reports in his name without reviewing any film.
 
The DOJ reports that Reddy’s radiology practice assistants reviewed film and prepared reports with instruction from Reddy to sign and submit under his name. Reddy faces a fine of up to $250,000 for each count of fraud.

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