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10 Indicted in Alleged Plan to Use Rural Hospitals to Bilk Insurers Out of $1.4 Billion

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 940 | 1 | 35 min read

An X-ray technician at a rural hospital in North Carolina said she knew trouble was brewing when the surgery for her work-related back injury suddenly wasn't covered by the hospital's workers' comp insurance. It turns out that the premiums had gone unpaid for some time, leaving Melva Lilley with a surgery bill of $68,000, according to a Kaiser Health News report. Lilley's story is one of many that have emerged in the investigation into Jorge Perez, a south Florida health care entrepreneur who federal prosecutors said masterminded a scheme to fraudulently bill insurers out of ...

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