Connecticut AG files lawsuit against family practitioner for alleged Medicaid scam

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 17, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced on July 13 that his office filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Dr. Ramil Mansourov and his company, Ramil Mansourov LLC.

"The audacity of the alleged fraudulent conduct in this case is astounding," Jepsen said. "In one case, this provider billed Medicaid for at least 500 visits to a particular patient that never happened, receiving $80,000 in taxpayer dollars for services never rendered, and at the same time, sought to receive Medicaid benefits himself. This sort of egregious fraud will not be tolerated, and we will hold accountable those who seek to engage in this sort of conduct."

Dr. Mansourov purportedly billed Connecticut’s Medicaid program, the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP), for millions in services never actually performed. The alleged scheme occurred from November 2013 to at least October 2016. Additionally, Dr. Mansourov purportedly falsified his own income information so that he could receive Medicaid benefits for himself and his children.

"Enforcement under the False Claims Act is joining criminal charges against this provider, who is accused of especially flagrant violations against the Medicaid program,” Bremby said. “While this scenario does not represent providers as a whole, it indicates the critical importance of state and federal anti-fraud investigations to uproot and take appropriate action against outliers. I join Attorney General Jepsen in thanking our state and federal partners and their dedicated staff for outstanding work with DSS staff in this and other cases where taxpayers’ interests must be protected."

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