Pain physician convicted of falsifying patient medical records — 6 insights

Moustafa Moataz Aboshady, MD, was found guilty of falsifying patient medical information to obtain illegal payments from Medicare and commercial insurers, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.


Here's what you should know:

1. Dr. Aboshady was convicted of one count of conspiracy to make false statements and two counts of making false statements regarding actions he committed between May 2012 and May 2013.

2. Dr. Aboshady was a medical resident practicing at New England Wellness & Pain Management, which operated a series of practices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island under several names.

3. New England Wellness & Pain Management was operated by Fathallah Mashali, MD. Dr. Mashali pleaded guilty to 27 counts of healthcare fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 16 counts of money laundering. He faces eight years in prison.

4. Dr. Mashali and Dr. Aboshady both falsified medical records to receive payments from Medicare and commercial insurers for unperformed services.

5. Dr. Aboshady also fabricated urine drug test results with false test dates. Along with partners in Cairo, Egypt, urine sample test results were fabricated to make the tests appear days old, instead of either weeks or months old.

6. Dr. Aboshady faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, $250,000 in fines and restitution. A federal judge will sentence him at a later date.

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