State Farm has filed a federal lawsuit in South Florida alleging that a surgery center, its doctors, a medical manufacturer, and attorneys embarked on an intricate scheme to defraud the insurer out of $13 million.
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, accuses the group of working together to submit "fraudulent personal injury claims based upon medically unnecessary diagnostic procedures and percutaneous discectomies (PDs)."
The suit specifically names Palm Beach Lakes Surgery Center, doctors Jeffrey Kugler, Jane Bistline and Jonathan Cutler, and two others who allegedly coordinated members of the alleged scheme.
Read the complete PropertyCasualty360.com story, "State Farm, Fla. Surgery Center Exchange Lawsuits Over Alleged Fraud."