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Dover anesthesiologist accused of fraud

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A Dover anesthesiologist has been arrested on charges of fraud. 

 

The state Attorney General's office says Dr. Senad Cemerlic ran a billing scheme for a year at the ABG Pain Clinic.

 

The state investigation was prompted by a tip to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit hotline in 2013.

From then dating back to 2012, Cemerlic allegedly billed patients for services they didn't receive, submitted claims for things that weren't medically necessary or marked up claims to Delaware's Medicaid program, along with Medicare and third parties.

Cemerlic faces six counts of felony health care fraud, according to the AG's office. He was released on $112,000 bail after his arrest last week. And he's been ordered not to practice medicine or have contact with patients.

The arrest follows a $4 million settlement between St. Francis Hospital and state and federal authorities for similar issues with Medicare and Medicaid billing. That was at St. Francis' now-closed inpatient rehabilitation unit from 2007 to 2010.