The Doctors: Doctor Charged In $150 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme
The Doctors shared an incredibly troubling story about a Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, Dr Munir Uwaydah who was arrested for insurance fraud totalling more than $150 million. One of the claims is that the surgeon allowed his assistant to perform surgeries without him even in the room, and then billed for it as if he had performed the entire surgery. Kelly Soo Park was in custody alleging conspiracy, saying she was part of a scheme that defrauded insurance companies up to $150 million is fraudulent medical claims. Park was just one of 15 people arrested in the indictment.
Park was the office manager but they had an entire system set up to get people to sign up for elective orthopedic surgery to the point that they would even pay patients to have the surgery whether they need it or not. Dr Jennifer Ashton said what’s most terrifying is that the assistant physician was performing surgeries and the law is that the attending surgeon must be present in the operating room for the “critical part of the case.” Dr Ashton said, just because of the type of surgeons they are, if someone else is doing the surgery they’re in there the whole time because that’s their patient and their life.
Approximately 21 people have testified saying they underwent botched surgeries, and as Dr Travis Stork said, all of this happened because of greed, and not all doctors are above that. That’s why it’s important to do your research before undergoing a procedure.
The Doctors: Toss Vs Trim Moldy Food
The Doctors then wanted to tackle moldy food in your fridge, asking if you should trim it or toss it when you see that it has gone bad. Dr Andrew Ordon first looked at fresh fruit and explained that if you have a firm fruit like an apple, you can cut about an inch of bad spot off, and eat the rest of it. If it’s a soft fruit like a peach, toss it out. If your hot dogs or bacon are moldy toss it out, and the same for lunch meats. If hard meat like salami is only a little moldy, trim it.
If you have hard cheese blocks, you can trim it, but soft cheeses need to be tossed if they have begun to mold. If you’re in doubt, toss it out.