NJ physician allegedly took bribes in $100M fraud scheme

In New Jersey, Bernard Greenspan, DO, a family physician practicing in Bergen County, has been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Parsippany, N.J.-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, according to the Department of Justice.

Between March 2006 and April 2013, Dr. Greenspan allegedly received about $200,000 in bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services. Dr. Greenspan's referrals generated approximately $3 million in lab business for BLS, according to the DOJ.

A 10-count indictment charges Dr. Greenspan with violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Federal Travel Act.

To date, 39 people, including 26 physicians, have pleaded guilty in connection with the bribery scheme. Organizers of the scheme have admitted it resulted in more than $100 million in payments to BLS from Medicare and various private insurance companies.

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