As part of an insurance fraud scheme, clinics in California would pay patients to undergo unnecessary procedures
“The F.B.I. and the Blue Cross executives said that many patients who traveled to California received three or more procedures in a week. The most common combination was a colonoscopy, to examine the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract; an endoscopy, to examine the upper part of the digestive system; and an unusual procedure to treat ‘sweaty palms.'”

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