FBI looking for additional victims of Hoffman Estates doctor recently indicted for medical fraud


The FBI is working with members of the public to find additional victims of doctors at Hoffman Estates, who were recently indicted in 13 counts of health care fraud for charging nearly $800,000 to Medicaid and multiple health care programs. Seeking help.

a Website and online surveys It was created to further identify the victims of Dr. Mona Ghosh, according to a statement by FBI spokesperson Siobhan Johnson.

Ghosh is a licensed physician who owned and operated Progressive Women’s Healthcare at Hoffman Estates. was indicted earlier this month, the statement said.

Ghosh allegedly defrauded multiple medical benefit programs, including Medicaid, for services that were not provided as billed.

In a statement, Johnson alleged that he submitted false claims for medical procedures such as endometrial ablation and services such as laboratory tests that were not medically necessary or were not provided. The FBI said it included allegations of telemedicine visits when Ghosh did not speak to the patient, allegations of office visits and procedures when Ghosh did not see the patient, and allegations of treatment based on an erroneous diagnosis. .

“It is a serious offense to target government or private health care programs that people rely on to keep them healthy,” Deputy U.S. Attorney Morris Pascual said in a statement. “In addition to submitting false allegations, the allegation that the defendant undertook medically unnecessary procedures to enrich himself is particularly disturbing. Together, we will prosecute those who steal from healthcare programs and unnecessarily endanger patients.”

The FBI believes there may be more victims, Johnson said in a statement, adding that victims may be entitled to certain services and compensation.

Potential victims are urged to visit Check if you are eligible.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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