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Pain physician faces insurance fraud, perjury after referring workers comp cases to ASC, lab he owned: 3 key notes

Sanjoy Banerjee, MD, a pain physician in Corona, Calif., has been charged with workers compensation insurance fraud and perjury by the Riverside County District Attorney.

Here are three things to know:

1. Dr. Banerjee is accused of billing workers compensation for more than $180,000 in urine toxicology testing and epidural injections he illegally self-referred to a laboratory and office-based surgical center he owned. He is the owner of Rochester Imperial Surgical Center in Wildomar, Calif.

2. Previously, Dr. Banerjee signed five doctor's reports declaring under penalty of perjury that he didn't self-refer the patients to his lab and surgical center.

3. On May 29, Dr. Banerjee was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and five counts of perjury; he will enter his plea July 7 at his arraignment.

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