An Anchorage physician has been arrested for over $342,000 worth of fraudulent billing of Medicaid.
Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh, 39, of Ghosh Psychiatric Services is charged with felony and misdemeanor medical assistance fraud, felony scheme to defraud, and felony evidence tampering.
State prosecutors allege that Dr. Ghosh, otherwise known as Shubo Ghosh, billed Medicaid $170,000 for patients who weren’t even present at the time of the billing. Medicaid was allegedly billed $130,000 for psychiatric services provided to the children of his office manager and children of an ex-girlfriend. He also allegedly billed Medicaid over $42,000 for psychiatric services provided to patients in his office while he was traveling out of state or out of the country.
Ghosh must surrender his passport and wear an electronic monitor if he puts up $100,000 cash bail.
An arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Anchorage District Court.
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