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Psychiatrist Affiliated with Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley-Area Health Clinics Who Claimed to Have Seen Over 120 Patients per Day Agrees to Pay $91,109 to Resolve False Claims Act Liability

PHILADELPHIA - United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Pramod Pilania, M.D., has agreed to pay $91,109 to resolve potential liability under the False Claims Act. Dr. Pilania was a psychiatrist who previously saw patients at the Northeast Community Mental Health Centers ("Northeast clinic") in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Community Mental Health Centers ("Lehigh Valley clinic"), with locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Reading. According to the settlement, the United States contends that Dr. Pilania claims to have seen more than 120 Medicaid patients, including children, on a single day on several occasions in 2010. On each of the dates when he supposedly saw in excess of 120 patients, he also travelled between the Northeast clinic in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley clinic in Allentown, which are separated by approximately an hour's drive.


Action Details

  • Date:April 21, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions