A New Jersey Indian doctor, Parminderjeet S. Sandhu (66), from Long Valley along with an unlicensed associate Paramjit Singh (62) of Ohio pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud January 28, 2020 in Trenton federal court.
Sandhu & Singh Health Care Fraud Background
Dr. Parminderjeet S. Sandhu is a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey and operates Medical Care Associates Urgent Care Inc. with offices in Washington, Hackettstown, and Succasunna, NJ.
And, Dr Sandhu’s medical practice Medical Care Associates employed Paramjit Singh to act as physician and treat patients though he was not licensed to practice medicine anywhere in the U.S.
According to documents filed and statements made in court:
From August 2014 through October 2017, Sandhu and Singh caused $2,211,975 to be billed to Medicare and private health insurance companies for medical services claimed to have been provided by Sandhu at Sandhu’s medical practice, Medical Care Associates Urgent Care Inc. In reality, those services were actually performed by Singh, whom Sandhu had hired to treat patients, despite knowing that Singh had lost his license to practice medicine anywhere in the United States. Sandhu issued prescriptions – including prescriptions for opioids – in Sandhu’s name for patients seen by Singh, even though Sandhu never met with the patients himself. As a result of the conspiracy, Sandhu’s medical practice was paid $1,162,253 for treatment fraudulently provided by Singh.
Sandhu & Singh Plea Agreement Terms
The plea agreement of Dr. Parminderjeet S. Sandhu and Paramjit Singh includes:
- Prison sentence of 18 months each to Dr. Sandhu and Singh
- A restitution amount of $1,162,253 paid by each i.e., Dr. Sandhu and Singh
- A forfeiture of $829,561 and $332,692 by Dr. Parminderjeet S. Sandhu and Paramjit Singh respectively
Sentencing of New Jersey Indian Doctor Dr. Parminderjeet S. Sandhu and his medical practice’s unlicensed physician associate Paramjit Singh is scheduled for April 28, 2020.