Philly Indian Pharmacy and its Owner Shardaben Patel Agree to Pay $1.1 Million toward Alleged Healthcare Fraud Claims
September 25, 2019 - Shardaben Patel and owner of E-Z Pharmacy on Cottman Ave in Philadelphia will together pay $1.1 million to resolve False Claims Act Liability.
According to the agreement documents:
Dhanyabapa LLC, doing business as E-Z Pharmacy, and Shardaben Patel will jointly pay $1,100,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for prescription medications that were not actually dispensed during the period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016. These medications include Advair Diskus, Humalog, Novolog, Renvela, and Lidoderm. Dhanyaba LLC and Shardaben Patel also agreed to a ten-year federal healthcare exclusion, which will prohibit them from receiving payments from any federally funded health care insurer such as Medicare for the next decade.The settled civil claims by Shardaben Patel and E-Z Pharmacy are allegations only and there has been no determination of civil liability.
The Medicare healthcare fraud case against E-Z Pharmacy and its owner Shardaben Patel was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.