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For Immediate Release
February 06, 2006
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Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

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 1997.

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.

   

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