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Forest Park Medical Center was caught looking to put “more bodies on the table,” and they were willing to pay for those bodies. Payments were issued to doctors based on the number of surgeries that the doctor would steer to or perform at the medical center. Twenty-one individuals have been charged in the scheme, and 3 of those have already pled guilty. The medical center’s former owners allegedly paid approximately $40 million in payments and gifts in exchange for patient referrals. The scheme was allegedly hatched by two of the co-conspirators while they worked together at the now defunct Vista Hospital.
Dr. Gerald Foox, whose name many of you may recognize from workers’ comp claims, received approximately half a million dollars in the scheme. He is free on bail after attempting to flee to Panama. Dr. Foox was vacationing in Canada when he was indicted, and flew to Panama to avoid arrest. However, the good doctor was on a watch-list. He was deported to the US and was arrested by the FBI upon landing. After fleeing the indictment, guess how much did Dr. Foox had to put up for bail? $15,000,000!