One of the highest profile health care fraud trials in a generation is nearing conclusion in a Dallas federal courtroom against the now-shuttered Forest Park Medical Center and surgeons who practiced there. While there is no telling what the jury will determine, the case itself is an important warning for health care practitioners. Here are a few take-aways from experts in the field.
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Jury selection is expected to start today for five doctors and four other Forest Park hospital officials standing trial in federal court for being involved in an alleged illegal kickback scheme that put tens of millions of dollars into their pockets. Healthcare lawyers across the country are closely monitoring the case. Texas Lawbook correspondent Bruce Tomaso is covering the trial and will provide gavel-to-gavel coverage.
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