Doctors Took $40M In Kickback Scheme, Feds Tell Jury
Law360 (February 21, 2019, 8:56 PM EST) -- A Dallas hospital's $40 million in payouts to doctors and staff may have looked legitimate, but they were really "bribes and kickbacks" that inflated patient health care costs and reduced benefits, a government attorney told a Texas federal jury in opening arguments Thursday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani said the scheme that made Forest Park Medical Center around $200 million was simple. There were bribe payers, bribe facilitators and bribe recipients. Wirmani said that the doctors and hospital officials referred patients with private insurance or workers' compensation claims to Forest Park for medical procedures that would be paid out of network....
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