Dr. Vu Ngoc Truong, a Burnaby urologist, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 related to allegations of overbilling. Truong is the first doctor to face criminal prosecution since the B.C. Ministry of Health set up a special investigations unit in 2015 to look into overbilling.
Repay the government improper billings
Truong, who performs adult and pediatric surgery at Burnaby General, Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge hospitals, graduated from the University of B.C. medical school in 2000 and completed his specialty training in 2005. Last year, he was one of a few dozen doctors ordered to repay the government after audits found evidence of improper billings. Truong’s $1 million repayment to the Medical Services Commission was related to overbillings between 2007 and 2012 and included an unspecified amount for audit costs and interest.
Read more about the case at The Vancouver Sun.