Thursday, April 28, 2016

Valencia Dr., Gary J. Ordog, guilty o $2.4 million Medicare fraud

Valencia Dr., Gary J. Ordog, guilty o $2.4 million Medicare fraud

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  Gary J. Ordog, M.D., 61, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Fernando M. Olguin of the Central District of California to one count of health care fraud, according to announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,

Ordog purported to be a physician, specializing in toxicology.  Ordog admitted that he submitted false claims to Medicare for purported visits with Medicare beneficiaries, when in fact those visits never actually occurred, including on dates when Ordog was out of the country.  He also admitted to billing for services provided to beneficiaries who were deceased on the dates Ordog purportedly treated them and for services totaling more than 24 hours in one day.  Ordog fabricated patient records to support false claims, he admitted.

Between January 2009 and February 2015, Ordog submitted approximately $2,435,089 in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, he admitted.  Medicare paid approximately $1,295,699 of those claims, according to the plea agreement.
The HHS-OIG and the California Department of Justice investigated the case, which was brought as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, supervised by the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.  Fraud Section Trial Attorneys Ritesh Srivastava and Niall O’Donnell are prosecuting the case.

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