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A Florida health system is facing a whistleblower lawsuit from a surgeon alleging the system violated federal law by requiring him to perform surgery and refer patients within its own facilities. The surgeon claims the health system fired him for not complying with the policy. The mandatory self-referrals violate the Physician Self-Referral Law and other statutes, the lawsuit claims.
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Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...