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November 24, 2015

Posted  November 24, 2015

In a series of related cases, a former hospital CFO, two orthopedic surgeons and two others have been charged in long-running health care fraud schemes that illegally referred thousands of patients for spinal surgeries and generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings over an eight-year period. The schemes involved tens of millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks to dozens of doctors, chiropractors and others. As a result of the illegal payments, thousands of patients were referred for spinal surgeries at California hospitals. Many of the fraudulent claims were paid by the California worker’s compensation system and the federal government. CA

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