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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Alberta Health claims ex Sherwood Park doctor got almost $5M in overpayments

Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • The case alleges Vincenzo Visconti’s ‘improper’ billings summed at $4,986,138.07.
  • Vincenzo Visconti’s license to practice medicine was canceled by the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2019. 

A disgraced ex Sherwood Park family doctor who admitted he cheated Alberta’s healthcare system is now being sued by the region for getting nearly $5 million in alleged overpayments.

Vincenzo Visconti’s license to practice was permanently revoked in January 2019 when the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons noted him for “drastically” high rates of opioid prescriptions. 

A year ago, Visconti claimed guilty to three counts of scam after admitting that he submitted $17,504.26 in false declarations to Alberta Health for phony late-night home visits.

The Crown told Visconti was motivated by greed, and the judge approved before sentencing him to one year of house detention. He was also called to refund $17,504.26 to Alberta Health.

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disgraced ex Sherwood Park family doctor who admitted he cheated Alberta’s healthcare system

In a notice of a lawsuit filed March 2 in Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Health alleges that a submission review found Visconti had got an overpayment of $4,986,138.07 in benefits for claims between April 1, 2016, and April 13, 2018.

The statement of claim says a judge found that Visconti’s billings were “wrong” with “insufficient or no documentation on the patient chart to help that health services were provided.” 

Visconti and his attorney were given the findings in September 2019 and called to pay back the total amount within 30 days. A month after, Visconti requested a review of the reassessment, and the amount he was told to repay was barely lowered by $3,091.44.

According to the March 2022 notice of claim, the civil case was filed because “to date, the minister has not got payment from the defendant.”

Source – cbc.ca

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