Dallas Hospital Pharmacist Files Overbilling Whistleblower Suit

June 9, 2021, 3:00 PM

A former pharmacy director for a Dallas hospital was fired for voicing concerns that an affiliated surgical center was fraudulently overbilling payers, including the U.S. and Texas governments, he alleges in a federal lawsuit.

David Schwartz worked as the hospital director of pharmacy, according to his complaint filed Tuesday at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Defendants USP Texas LLP and North Central Surgical Center LLP operate the hospital and acted as his joint employers, according to Schwartz. They decided to create an outpatient surgery center within the same building as the hospital, and assigned Schwartz ...

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