Whistleblower lawsuit accuses Orthofix of kickbacks scheme

August 10, 2012 by MassDevice staff

A recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit in Florida accuses Orthofix of helping to file 'thousands' of false Medicare claims beginning in 2002 as part of a kickbacks scheme.

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Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) allegedly participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare and state health programs with a kickbacks scheme designed to lure doctors into using the company's neurological monitoring devices during orthopedic surgeries, according to a whistleblower lawsuit unsealed this week.

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