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Dipak Desai charged with conspiracy, health care fraud

Dipak Desai charged with conspiracy, health care fraud

CREATED Apr 27, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – The United States District Court of Nevada has indicted Dr. Dipak Desai for systematically overcharging the federal Medicare program and other health insurance programs for anesthesia billing.

Desai's Chief Operating Officer Tonya Rushing was also named in the indictment.

Desai, former physician at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, has been charged with one count of  conspiracy and 25 counts of health care fraud.

The indictment claims Desai and Rushing "overstate(d) significatnyl the amount of time... certified registered nurse anesthetists spent with patients on a given procedure."

Desai voluntarily surrendered his medical license in February 2010.

Click here to read the indictment.