Pennsylvania Physician Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

A Lancaster County physician, Saroj K. Parida, has pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, located in Harrisburg, to bilking public and private health insurers out of $8 million. Parida pleaded guilty to health care fraud and mail fraud charges. He is awaiting sentencing. Parida and the federal prosecutors […]

New York Medicaid to Stop Paying for Hospital Mistakes

New York state Medicaid officials have announced that beginning in October 2008, the program will stop paying for 14 avoidable hospital errors. The list includes such mistakes as performing surgery on the wrong patient, performing the wrong surgical procedure on the right patient, and medication errors. The officials believe that the 14 errors should never […]