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Docs Who Accepted Kickbacks Filed $93 Million in Liens

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | 5021 | 15 | 35 min read

More than 15,000 liens with a total claimed value of $93.8 million have been filed under the names of providers who admitted to accepting kickbacks for referring workers' compensation patients for spinal surgeries at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, according to a WorkCompCentral analysis of public records. The majority of the liens were filed under the name Sobol Orthopedic Medical Group, which is owned by Dr. Philip Sobol, 61. A WorkCompCentral search of data in the Electronic Adjudication Management System found 13,766 liens filed under the company's name since 2005, with a total cl...

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