California Obstetrician Faces Disciplinary Action for Overbilling Medi-Cal
Bayardo Cruz, MD, pleaded guilty in 2009 to insurance fraud and was ordered to repay $38,000. He now faces disciplinary actions ranging from a public reprimand, probation or revoked medical license.
Dr. Cruz began using intrauterine devices made in Mexico in 2004, provided by Universal Services, a medical supply company. The Mexican devices cost approximately $30 each, but documents show Dr. Cruz billed Medi-Cal for 10 times that much. Over two years, Dr. Cruz inserted about 110 Mexican IUDs into patients and received approximately $38,000 in Medi-Cal payments.
Along with repaying the state, Dr. Cruz was also put on probation and given 150 hours of community service.
Read the Orange County Register report on Dr. Bayardo Cruz.
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