American Greed : Dr Martinez

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  1. oreosandsake

    oreosandsake 7+ Year Member

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    http://www.cnbc.com/id/19488935/

    anyone else see this episode?
     
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    I had the opportunity to review his records for the Ohio BWC and it was the biggest bunch of BS i had ever seen. He invented a syndrome or two to make the procedures try to fit the complaint.
     
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    The video on that link isnt working...anyone have another link? Is he a pain doc?
     
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    According to the show, he performed TPIs and billed them as nerve blocks, and made agreements with his drug addicted patients that he would refill prescriptions only if they underwent injections.


    http://www.doctordeluca.com/Library/WOD/MartinezConvicted06.htm

    http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2006/11/15/74254.htm

    Patients often came to Dr. Jorge Martinez screaming in agony from chronic pain.

    The Ohio pain-management specialist was their last hope. He exploited their misery to shake down insurers for an incredible $60 million in fraudulent billings, actually receiving $12 million. Martinez peddled narcotic-drug prescriptions to his desperate patients only if they submitted to cursory medical tests. The tests lasted just a few minutes, but Wexler billed insurers for elaborate tests he never gave. He soaked insurers for hundreds of thousands of dollars per patient visit.
     

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