Orthofix Territory Manager Convicted for Committing Health Care Fraud and Paying Kickbacks

May 20th, 2013

A former Orthofix territory manager, Hunter A. Rigsby, 33, of Knoxville, Tenn, was convicted today for health care fraud and paying kickbacks.
Rigsby was a territory manager for Orthofix, Inc., a company that sold bone growth stimulator medical devices. Medicare only pays for “long bone” stimulators when at least 90 days have elapsed without clinically significant healing, and it only covers certain types of injuries. Rigsby was well-aware of these guidelines, but Rigsby’s territory ordered bone growth stimulators that did not satisfy Medicare’s guidelines.

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