A neurosurgeon in Michigan this week was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a $2.8 million health care fraud scheme in which he performed unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries. Dr. Aria Sabit plead guilty to 4 counts of health care fraud, 1 count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and […]
Reliance Medical Systems
September 9, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani
Federal investigators are pushing forward with claims against Reliance Medical Systems, saying that they have evidence that the company’s owners devised a kickback scheme to induce doctors to use Reliance spinal implants, even sometimes when patients didn’t need the procedure.
Reliance Medical Systems is suing the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. and its inspector general, Daniel Levinson, over its "crusade" against physician-owned businesses.
Last March Levinson issued a "Special Fraud Alert" labeling physician-owned entities as "inherently suspect" under Medicare’s anti-kickback rules.