Orthofix Bribed Doctors To Use Surgical Services, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday unsealed a whistleblower suit accusing Orthofix International NV and others of defrauding government health care programs by offering kickbacks to doctors in order to induce them to use Orthofix's neurological monitoring services during surgeries.

The qui tam suit claims that the defendants — which include a Florida hospital and two physicians — also fraudulently billed government health care programs for neurological monitoring services that were never performed, as well as services that were provided by uncertified or inadequately trained technicians,...
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