Texas Mutual Insurance Company reported that Ihsan Shanti, M.D. of Houston and Shanti Pain & Wellness Clinic pleaded guilty to felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.
Between January 2003 and March 2006, Shanti and his clinic over-billed workers’ compensation carriers for pain management services in excess of hours actually attended by patients, the workers’ compensation insurer said.
A Travis County district court ordered Shanti to surrender his medical license for five years, pay a $10,000 fine, and repay $143,646 to Texas Mutual, $18,331 to the State Office of Risk Management, and a combined $182,500 to three other carriers.
The court also sentenced Shanti to eight years of deferred adjudication and ordered him to perform 400 hours of community service. In addition, Shanti Pain & Wellness Clinic was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Company, www.texasmutual.com
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