Cardiologist accused of Medicare fraud declares bankruptcy

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A cardiologist from Florida who made tens of millions from Medicare declared for declared for bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

The newspaper reported Asad Qamar, MD, received $16 million in 2013 and $18.3 million in 2012 for treating Medicare patients. Federal lawyers and whistleblowers have alleged Qamar illegally billed Medicare for inserting stents in patients that were not medically necessary.

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