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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:

Doctor Faces Over Five Years in Prison for Taking Bribes from Lab

Exchanging cash for referrals is never a good practice—and has blown up in the face of one New Jersey physician, who was sentenced to 63 months in prison on July 8. The doctor pleaded guilty of accepting $1.8 million in bribes in exchange for sending patients to a diagnostic laboratory nearby. The scheme also involved 27 other people, all of [...]