MD Cardiologist Convicted in Cardiac Stent Scam
Evidence also showed that McLean ordered his cardiac patients to undergo medically unnecessary follow-up tests such as Cardiolite stress tests, echocardiograms, and EKGs. He then submitted claims for the unnecessary tests and stents to insurers, including Medicare and Medicaid, prosecutors said.
McLean resigned his medical privileges at PRMC in March, 2007 after a hospital internal investigation uncovered the irregularities.
Earlier this month, in an unrelated case, the Maryland Board of Physicians stripped the medical license of Towson, MD cardiologist Mark G. Medei after determining that he falsified patients' records to validate unnecessary stent insertions in five patients.
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John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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