From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Prasad allegedly pre-signed prescriptions for controlled substances, including oxycodone, for patients he didn't personally examine.
The prescriptions Dr. Prasad signed without examining patients to determine medical necessity cost Medicaid about $1.1 million and cost Medicare nearly $594,000.
Dr. Prasad also allegedly pre-signed prescriptions for controlled substances while he was travelling abroad. Two nurse practitioners and the owner of the clinic where he worked are listed as co-conspirators in the indictment, but they're all unnamed.
Authorities said Dr. Prasad was aware that some patients paid for the unnecessary prescriptions using their Medicare Part D and Medicaid benefits.
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