Spine surgeon gets 10-year prison sentence for healthcare fraud

February 26, 2021 / Alan Condon

The owner of Texas Center for Orthopedic and Spinal Disorders in Fort Worth was sentenced Feb. 25 to 10 years in prison for his role in a $10 million healthcare fraud scheme.

Mark Kuper, MD, admitted to conspiring with his wife and a physical therapist at his practice to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, according to the Department of Justice.

The DOJ said Dr. Kuper billed insurers for services the clinic never performed, including physical therapy and psychotherapy, and required patients to attend sham appointments to get prescriptions for controlled substances.


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