Ky. cardiologist indicted for fraud

By Portia Williams

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According to reports from Eastern District Court in Lexington, Ky., Richard E. Paulus, an Ashland, Ky., cardiologist, was indicted on Thursday on one count of health care fraud, and 26 counts false statements relating to health care matters.

According to the indictment, between years 2006 to 2011, Paulus led all health care professionals in the United States in the billing of Medicare for stent procedures and heart catheterizations.

It is stated in the indictment that in 2008 Paulus sold his practice to King’s Daughters Medical Center, and at that time resumed work of performing heart procedures through an agreement with KDMC.

Court officials told The Portsmouth Daily Times that Paulus is also facing charges in some civil cases, and Paulus is scheduled to appear in court on a summons on Sept. 24, 2015, in the courtroom of Judge David L. Bunning in Ashland, Ky.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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