GREENBELT, Md. (WJLA) – A federal grand jury has indicted a husband and wife in Maryland for medical fraud, to the tune of $2.3 million.
Doctors Paramjit Ajrawat, 60, and his wife Sukhveen Ajrawat, 56, both of Potomac, are accused of over-billing their patients, and then collecting insurance payouts from government agencies like Medicare and Medicaid.
The couple has owned and operated the Washington Pain Management Center in Greenbelt since 1985. P. Ajrawat treated patients for physical ailments, while his wife, a board-certified psychiatrist, handled clients with mental concerns.
According to a ten-page, 16-count indictment, the Ajrawats routinely performed low cost medical procedures, but then billed insurance providers for operations that netted higher reimbursements. For instance, prosecutors have accused the Ajrawats of submitting hundreds of claims for epidurals, when in fact they’d given clients a less intensive injection using lidocaine