|October 27, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Lake City Police Department today arrested an obstetrics and gynecology physician, Dr. Chandler V. Mohan, for allegedly defrauding the Florida Medicaid program and prescribing medically unnecessary controlled substances to pregnant patients.
According to the investigation, Mohan, 46, owner of Emory Medical Corporation, doing business as the Women’s Center of Florida, performed and submitted claims for medically unnecessary procedures and billed for services not rendered. Mohan also allegedly prescribed medically unnecessary controlled substances to pregnant women by means of written orders or prescriptions.
Mohan faces 11 counts of Medicaid provider fraud of $10,000 or less, a third degree felony, and six counts of delivery of a controlled substance, a second degree felony. If convicted, Mohan faces up to 145 years in prison, more than $136,000 in fines and restitution. Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated the case. The State Attorney’s Office for the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida will prosecute the case.
Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. Additionally, the MFCU investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving payments under the Medicaid program. From January 2011 to October 2015, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $500 million in settlements and judgments.