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Convicted Doctor Ordered to Repay Nearly $71K to BWC

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 0

A doctor was ordered to pay nearly $71,000 in restitution for “upcoding” patient office visits, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Dr. Kedar Deshpande on April 15 was ordered to pay the BWC $70,957 following his conviction on charges of unlawful distribution of controlled substances and false statements relating to health care matters. “Our Special Investigations Department found Dr. Deshpande upcoded patient office visits by falsely representing the level of examination he performed on our injured workers so he could receive inflated reimbursement...

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