Local allergy testing lab CEO now faces federal charges after allegedly falsifying test results sent to patients.
Rashaan Jackson Garth billed almost twelve health insurance companies for testing that was not even done on patients in the metro Atlanta area.
Garth’s personal company, Polaris Allergy Labs, allegedly was to provide testing for food and pollen allergies.
According to the federal indictment, “the laboratory technician would simply discard the patient’s blood without ever undertaking testing of it” in hopes to save money.
The indictment went on to state that results were sometimes falsified, and continued the scheme which had been going on for two years.
“Right now there is probably hundreds if not thousands of people asking themselves, ‘did I really have the blood test I had?'” said health care fraud expert Marlan Wilbanks.
“This is like going to the hospital because you think you have a broken leg, getting an X-ray, and a doctor never looking at it,” said Wilbanks.
Story By: Khiry Clements (intern)