North Texas Hospitals Engaged in Bidding War to Lure Surgeons With Kickbacks, Witness Says

Court documents in an illegal healthcare kickback case describe a corrupt system in which North Texas hospitals competed with each other for patients by handing out money, and surgeons brought their patients to the highest bidder.The allegations were described in a plea agreement for one of the alleged ringleaders in the Forest Park Medical Center kickback case.Dr. Richard Toussaint agreed on Thursday to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care bribes and kickbacks. A judge will have to approve it before it becomes official.  Continue reading...

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