3 cardiologist lawsuits in 2 months
Here are three cardiologist or cardiology-related suits that Becker’s has reported on since Sept. 18:
1. Cardiac Imaging Inc. and its founder and CEO, Sam Kancherlapalli, agreed to pay more than $85 million to resolve allegations that they paid referring cardiologist excessive fees to supervise PET scans.
2. New York City-based cardiologist Klaus Peter Rentrop, MD, will pay $6.5 million to settle allegations he paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to physicians and their practices for patient referrals.
3. Cardiologist Peter Rentrop, MD, will pay $6.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit. He will also relinquish ownership of his New York City cardiology practice and is prohibited from receiving payments from federal healthcare programs.