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Maryland doctor to pay more than $3 million for alleged fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid claims

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By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BALTIMORE — A Maryland doctor with practices in two states, has reached a $3.07 million settlement with Maryland over allegations of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

According to the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Dr. Zahid Aslam, who operated Fast Care DBA Got-A-Doc Walk-In Medical Centers and Amna Medical Center in Maryland and Delaware, illegally billed Medicaid and Medicare. Aslam's practices billed Medicaid and Medicare for lab tests, medical services and counseling, which in some cases were medically unnecessary, did not qualify for coverage, listed under the wrong provider, did not contain proper documentation or were never performed at all, the Attorney General's Office said. 

“Submitting phony Medicaid claims is illegal and breaches the trust we place in medical professionals,” said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh in a statement.

The settlement also includes Aslam's exclusion from all federal health care programs, including Medicaid and Medicare in addition to agreeing to give up his medical licenses, Frosh's office said. 

Aslam is also scheduled to be sentenced in May 2019 after pleading guilty to making false statements and participating in health care fraud, according to the Attorney General's Office. 

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