Dr. Mark Midei Stint with the Stents

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Dr. Mark Midei and his cardiology group MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates had a mischievous relationship with St. Joseph Medical Center. The more surgeries he performed in the medical center, the more kickback he would get back.

Dr. Midei made the most of the arrangement by scheduling for unneeded stent procedures. These procedures can cost northwards of 10K and if unnecessary can be fatal to patients. Dr. Mark Midei would typically tell patients that they had severe coronary blockages which required a stent procedure.

The outcome: St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland has agreed to pay $22 million to settle federal allegations that it paid kickbacks to a group of doctors over procedures where patients were allegedly implanted with unnecessary coronary heart stents. As a result, more than 100 patients have filed malpractice claims against the hospital and Dr. Mark Midei. He is now suing the medical center for bad-mouthing him and claims all his work was medically sound.

Dr. Stephen Lincoln, Dr. Peter Horneffer and Dr. Garth McDonald of the Cardiac Surgery Associates in Baltimore uncovered this massive medicare fraud. Whistleblowers can be entitled to receive a portion of any money that the government recovers from the offenders.

According to Vitals.com, Dr. Mark Midei a board-certified Cardiologist has been practicing for 25 years, completing his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1981.

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