Cancer Clinic Settles Chemotherapy Duration Claim for $3.7 Million

Posted on Jul. 11 2014 in Medical Malpractice Cases

An Elizabethtown cancer clinic accused of extending patients’ chemotherapy sessions so it could make more money has agreed to pay a $3.7 million settlement to resolve the claims against it. Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology PLC and its owners were accused of extending the length of chemotherapy infusion treatments and improperly billing for office visits for those treatments so they could obtain larger reimbursements from government insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and the military’s TRICARE program. The owners, Dr. Rafik Ur Raman and Dr. Yusef K. Deshmukh, are also under investigation by the Kentucky Medical Board. The settlement highlights how easily unsuspecting patients can be subjected to unnecessary procedures by doctors who
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