Statement from Cardiologist Dr. Elie Korban
JACKSON, Tenn. – Cardiologist Dr. Elie H. Korban will pay $1.15 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that he billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary cardiac stent placements, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The following is a statement from Dr. Korban about the settlement:
"I am very pleased to announce that I did reach a settlement agreement with the US government regarding the allegations stated . I am very pleased to agree with the US government and the justice department that no liability has been determined . We still maintain the position that no unnecessary procedures were performed and we admit of no wrongdoing .No dishonesty has been determined and no past or current dishonesty has been found to worry about future dishonesty. all what I care and cared about was and is what is the best for my patients that I personally examined and assessed. We might disagree on the way to approach a specific problem but my dedication is to my patient and their quality of life rather than minimizing cost or saving money . I will continue dedicating my life for my patients and their well being .
My loyalty is to my patients rather than to the third party payers or minimizing cost.
I am and will always be a Doctor and not an economist
I will abide with all laws and regulations and I will do whatever I have to do , being monitored or not will not affect the excellent quality of care I provide my patients
God bless you and Bless The United States of America"
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