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Philadelphia Behavioral Health Center Under Fire: Facing Civil Suit for Alleged Medicaid Fraud

Philly Behavioral Health Center Accused of Overbilling for Services That Never Occurred

Philadelphia Behavioral Health Center Accused of Falsifying Medicaid Claims for Nonexistent Services

A Philly behavioral health center is in hot water, facing a lawsuit for cheating Medicaid. They say Dr. Ghodrat Pirooz Sholevar and his nonprofit firm, Nueva Vida Multicultural/Multilingual Behavioral Health, billed Medicaid for services that didn’t really happen between 2009 and 2017. These services included quick appointments called med checks, where a psychiatrist checks how a patient’s medication is working. But they claim Sholevar barely spent any time with patients, billing Medicaid as if he met with them for at least 15 minutes each time. Now, they’re saying he couldn’t possibly have seen that many patients in a day, not even close.

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Philadelphia Behavioral Health Center Under Fire: Facing Civil Suit for Alleged Medicaid Fraud. (PHOTO: SingleCare)

Philadelphia Behavioral Health Center Accused of Profiting Off False Claims and Deceptive Practices

Nueva Vida, kicked out of Medicaid in 2017, ran from Sholevar’s house in Narberth, Montgomery County, and had facilities in Fairhill and North Philly, which are now closed. The government alleges Sholevar made millions from this scheme, getting paid way more than most other doctors. It’s a big mess for the behavioral health center, accused of playing games with people’s health and taxpayer money.

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