February 06, 2006
LICENSED PSYCHIATRIST CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today
that Dr. Roman Ostrovsky has been charged with defrauding the Medicaid
program by billing Medicaid for services that were never provided.
Ostrovsky, 48, of Harwick Court in Mount Washington, Maryland,
is a licensed psychiatrist who was enrolled in the Medicaid Program
as a Medicaid Provider.
Ostrovsky, whose practice is located on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville,
Maryland, was charged by the Baltimore County Grand Jury with seven
counts of Felony Medicaid Fraud and with one count of Felony Theft
from the Medicaid Program. The Indictment charges that Ostrovsky
engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicaid over a two and one-half
year period, from January 2002 to May 2004. Medicaid is a joint
state and federal-funded program that provides health services
to the indigent. Ostrovsky has been licensed in Maryland since
The charges against Ostrovsky were filed at the request of Maryland
Attorney General Curran following an investigation conducted by
investigators from the Maryland Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. An
indictment is an accusation based upon a finding of probable cause
by the grand jury. All persons are considered innocent unless found
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury after trial. Felony
Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to five years in jail and a
$100,000 fine. Felony Theft is punishable by up to 15 years in
jail and a $25,000 fine. If convicted, Ostrovsky may also be ordered
to pay restitution of up to three times the amount allegedly stolen
from the Medicaid program.
A trial date has not been set.