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Radiologist slapped with $2 million fine for billing fraud blames recordkeeping

March 26, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Radiologist slapped with $2 million fine for billing fraud blames recordkeeping By James Brice A radiologist implicated in one of the largest billing fraud cases in Medicare history is blaming poor recordkeeping for a federal investigation and prosecution that led him and his partner to a $2 million settlement with Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Settlement terms were announced March 25. To settle Medicare's false claims allegations, Dr. William L. Boren and Dr. Luke S. Cesaretti agreed to the multimillion-dollar fine and entered into a five-year integrity agreement requiring periodic inspections of West Valley Imaging, a radiology service they jointly own and operate in Las Vegas.

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