Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99

Topics

LIVE COVERAGE
Medicare
Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment
Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment

The owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm was accused in a federal indictment this week of contributing to the deaths of four people whose disease and infection were not caught on X-rays because employees were not qualified to read them. Rafael Chikvashvili, the owner of Alpha Diagnostics LLC in Owings Mills and Harrisburg, Pa., had already been indicted on charges of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million. On Thursday, a federal grand jury added four counts of health care fraud resulting in serious bodily harm and death — a charge that carries the potential for a life sentence — according to the office of the U.S. attorney for Maryland. Prosecutors...

Loading

59°