California Workers’ Compensation Anesthesiologist Charged With 88 Felony Counts in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A California workers’ compensation anesthesiologist has been charged with 88 felony counts in a healthcare insurance fraud scheme that prosecutors say cost insurance companies over $650 million in fraudulent billings. Dr. Randy Rosen is accused of an elaborate scheme involving paying opiod addicts to undergo a costly experimental treatment, implanting a small pellet near their abdomen. The naltrexone implant was intended to curb cravings and block opiate receptors, possibly reducing the effects a user would feel from drugs. This may have contributed to several later recorded overdoses by former patients. Dr. Rosen and his partner are accused of profiting approximately $52 million from the scheme, and bail was set at $52 million.
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