Another Day: Another ‘Third World Assassin’ – This One in Alaska

 

Dr Shubhranjan Ghosh

Dr Shubhranjan Ghosh

In the city of Anchorage a doctor sits in jail this Easter weekend after being arrested for billing the state Medicaid program for more than $300,000 for services that he never performed.

Doctor Shubhranjan Ghosh, age 39, is charged by the state with the following felonies:

 

>  Medical Assistance Fraud

>  Evidence Tampering

>  Scheme to Defraud an insurance provider

According to the Alaska Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,  Ghosh’s billing scam was discovered by an employee, when she came across an insurance bill for a patient whom she knew had not been at the office on the dates recorded. From there, detectives learned that Ghosh had been submitting false billings, “for years.”

Ghosh, who specialized in child psychiatry, operated a business called Ghosh Psychiatric Services at 9138 Arlon Street in Anchorage. He is believed to have entered into a three-year conspiracy with his office manager, fraudulently sending out bills for “ghost visits” beginning at least as far back as early 2010.

Investigators say this wayward physician charged more than $110,000 in “treatments” for all seven children of his office manager; at least $20,000 for “treating” children of a former girlfriend. And they now know he billed Medicaid $170,000 in psychiatric services for patients who never entered the office. The Fraud Unit discovered he billed more than $42,000 for office visits when he was not even in town.

Ghosh MD is now held on $100,000 bail, on three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. His arraignment will be this week.

Here’s more:  http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/anchorage-psychiatrist-accused-of-medicaid-fraud/25522626

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Our Observations:

As so often happens, this particular lab coat lunatic immigrated to the United States, in his case from India. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal in 1998. He soon learned, as so many immigrant doctors do, that the U.S. has absolutely no oversight, and they can operate with impunity. Had he not gotten careless, he might never have been caught.

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40 More MDs Found Guilty Last Week: This One a ‘Drugs for Sex’ Idiot

Dr Joshua Baron

Dr Joshua Baron

In the city of Chicago yet another physician has managed to step into deep doo-doo – this one because he thought it was cool to trade drugs in exchange for sexual encounters.

Joshua D. Baron MD, age 40, admitted in federal court that between the years 2006-2011 he traded thousands of doses of narcotics to as many as 16 different women.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Baron confessed that he would routinely post  ads on Craigslist offering to trade a variety of drugs for sex with strangers.

Baron was actually arrested in 2011 during an undercover operation. According to the court record, he showed up at an agreed upon location expecting to meet a woman for an illicit encounter. The plan was to trade an Adderall prescription for sex. He was instead greeted by a DEA/Chicago police task force.

Until his arrest Baron, a neurology specialist, treated children at St. Anthony’s Hospital; Stroger Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. His medical license and DEA registration were revoked in 2011.

Baron, who lives in Forest Park, is scheduled to be sentenced in June, by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer. He could be sent to federal prison for 20 years.

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Our Observations:

Before he decided upon a life of crime, Baron MD graduated from University of Massachusetts, one of the finest medical schools on earth. We find it just a little interesting that – because he graduated in 2000 – he actually spent more time in school than he did as a physician before he was arrested.

And people wonder why we call these nuts lab coat lunatics.

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