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Subtle Fraud

In The Pain Doc the fraud is more subtle. The patients are often legitimate folks with legitimate problems sometimes severe. These patients are over-treated and their insurance over-charged for services not needed, not properly done and sometimes not done at all. The patients are kept in the circle of profit by addicting them to opiates and continuing to offer false hope. Sometimes the patient is complicit to get drugs or money such as in Mr. Wrubel’s “choreographed auto crashes”. Here again, the victims are the non-complicit patients and the insurance companies, sometimes Medicare but often workman’s compensation and auto insurance which in some states can have ultra-deep pockets for the physician skilled in billing them. Read More 
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