The Social Insurance Department (TR) has filed a lawsuit against an anesthetic physician to the National Commissioner’s Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crimes for allegedly falsifying 283 receipts.
The physician allegedly handed in the falsified receipts in a period of two years and profited ISK 12 million (USD 199,000, EUR 139,000), Fréttabladid reports.
TR believes the physician requested unnecessary repayments from the social insurances for the anesthesia of 283 children and handicapped individuals in relation to dental procedures in 2005 and 2006 in addition to charging the patients multiple times.
TR became aware of this after noticing discrepancies in the time of the anesthesia registered by the physician in his medical records and in the receipts handed in to the social insurances.
TR believes that the physician has charged the institute for up to 28 hours of work in a period of 24 hours.
TR terminated its contract with the physician last July because of the alleged falsifications of receipts, following which the physician sued the social insurances to the Reykjavík District Court.
Reykjavík District Court ruled that TR did not have the right to terminate the contract and the termination of the physician’s contract was ruled invalid. TR will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.