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Monday, July 30, 2012

Maryland Orthopedics Charged with Violations of Medical Practice Act

Maryland Orthopedics, a well known Laurel, Maryland medical practice with extensive experience in treating persons  involved in motor vehicle collisions, is currently undergoing judicial scrutiny for its billing and treatment practices.  Maryland Orthopedics physicians Dr. Raymond Drapkin, Dr. Mark Cohen, Dr. Kevin McGovern, Dr. William Launder, and Dr. Michael Franchetti have all been formally charged, pursuant to the Maryland Medical Practice Act, with various alleged violations related to allegedly improper and fraudulent billing practices, including alleged “upcoding” and overtreatment of patients.   The specific charging documents can be found below: 


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