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Louisiana Doctor Charged with Medicaid Fraud

by Andrew Barr on November 19, 2010

Dr. Fiaz Afzal, a Louisiana doctor has been charged with Medicaid fraud. Afzal allegedly presented false claims to Louisiana’s Medicaid program in order to receive greater compensation. Between January 2009 and March 2010, Afzal allegedly billed Medicaid for tests, procedures and treatments that were never rendered. Afzal has also been accused of falsely diagnosing patients in order to justify his billing. If convicted, Afzal could spend from 5-10 years in prison.

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