Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge

Update: Psychiatrist Who Pled Guilty is Sentenced

November 16, 2020

Update: Uzma Ehtesham has been sentenced for health care fraud with two years of probation, six months of which must be spent on home detention. As part of a plea agreement, Ehtesham is required to pay $1 million in restitution, fines, and forfeiture. Read a Department of Justice press release.

A psychiatrist billed for individual office visits when she often saw patients in groups of two to four patients per visit, according to court documents. She also billed for extensive, time-consuming, and costly office visits when she was conducting brief office visits consisting of five to six minutes and billed for services not supported by required documentation. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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