Friday, March 24, 2006

Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty On Medicaid Fraud

Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty On Medicaid Fraud
posted March 23, 2006

A psychiatrist with offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Athens on Thursday morning pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.

Dr. Gulshan Sultan had been indicted on 19 counts of fraud.

She appeared before Federal Judge Curtis Collier in Chattanooga.

Dr. Sultan faces sentencing on July 7 at 2 p.m. She faces up to five years in prison, prosecutor Cynthia Davidson said.

Officials said on a number of occasions, Dr. Sultan would enter a bill code for a 20-45 minute visit, when those visits were actually five to 10 minutes in length.

TBI investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said the overbilling occurred between May and September 2003.

Her Chattanooga office was on Cherokee Boulevard and in Cleveland on Clingan Ridge Drive NW.


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