A New Jersey cardiologists admits to collecting more than $100,000 in illegal kickbacks for MRI and computed tomography referrals.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — New Jersey cardiologist Dr. Shashi Agarway last week admitted to collecting more than $100,000 in kickbacks for referring patients for imaging diagnostic exams.
Agarway pleaded guilty to referring patients for MRI and computed tomography scanning at Orange Community MRI in exchange for cash. He told regulators that he received $100 for each Medicare or Medicaid patient he referred for MRI scanning and $50 for each CAT scan.
That makes Agarway the 10th person to admit to participating in the Orange Community MRI scheme, the Newark Star-Ledger reported. A total of 12 individuals were arrested and charged in December 2011 in connection with the kickbacks.
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