Arkansas Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for FraudWritten by Lindsey Dunn | August 23, 2010
Robert J. Tomlinson, MD, a Fayetteville, Ark.-based orthopedic surgeon has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for healthcare fraud, according to an Arkansas News report.
Dr. Tomlinson pleaded guilty in April to billing insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, for procedures he did not perform. According to prosecutors, Dr. Tomlinson performed actual surgeries on the patients, but billed payors for additional procedures that did not occur.
In addition to his prison sentencing, he was also ordered to pay $66,497 in restitution.
Read the Arkansas News report on Dr. Robert Tomlinson.
Read additional coverage on healthcare fraud:
- N.J. ASC Pain Management Physician Sentenced for Billing Fraud
- Ohio Family Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud Charges
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