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Gambrills doctor who owns urgent care chain defrauded Medicare by bundling charges with COVID tests, indictment says

April 21, 2022

A doctor who runs a chain of urgent care facilities headquartered in Gambrills is facing federal charges alleging he fraudulently “bundled” COVID-19 testing with more expensive services while filing Medicare claims. The three-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury accuses Dr. Ron Elfenbein, the founder and CEO of Chesapeake ERgent Care, of instructing employees to bundle COVID-19 tests with “more lucrative but medically unnecessary” services that were valued higher when submitting claims to Medicare.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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