4 DOJ investigations into orthopedic & spine physicians in 2019

Written by Angie Stewart | April 25, 2019 | Print  |

Here are four Department of Justice investigations involving orthopedic or spine physicians:

Dallas-based spine surgeon Michael Rimlawi, DO, took the stand as a defendant in the Department of Justice's investigation into an alleged bribe and kickback scheme involving Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center.

Brandon Claflin, DO, paid $84,666 to settle allegations he accepted illegal kickbacks from OK Compounding in exchange for writing prescriptions.

Orlando, Fla.-based Conway Lakes Health & Rehabilitation Center and orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Krumins, MD, agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle anti-kickback violation allegations.

The Department of Justice charged 24 individuals — including three licensed medical professionals — in connection with an alleged kickback scheme that created more than $1.2 billion in losses.

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