California neurosurgeon charged with billing fraud: 4 points

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A neurosurgeon in Carmichael, Calif., has been charged in billing fraud, according to a report from KCRA 3, a local NBC affiliate.

 

Four quick notes:

1. Laura Anderson, MD, was charged with submitting more than $500,000 in fraudulent insurance claims to the state Compensation Insurance Fund over a five-year period.

2. Between 2013 and 2018, Dr. Anderson allegedly billed for procedures she didn't perform.

3. Dr. Anderson is also accused of changing the billing codes for X-ray and telephone consultations to codes for other procedures with higher reimbursement, according to a Fox report.

4. Dr. Anderson was arrested earlier this week and released on bail.

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