Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
Jail psychiatrist is arrested over billing
December 11, 2010
By Jeff Weiner
A psychiatrist who saw patients at the Orange County Jail before his arrest last week is accused of ripping off an insurance company by billing for unnecessary treatment, court records show.
Dr. Arturo Hernandez-Pena, 52, an employee of the Orange County Department of Health and Human Services, was arrested at the jail Dec. 1. He was fired the next day, records show.
Court records show Hernandez-Pena’s arrest stemmed from treatment he provided outside his jail job, at a business referred to in court records as Orlando Physical Therapy. Representatives of the business could not be reached Friday night for comment.
Prosecutors say Hernandez-Pena, 52, and others at the center conspired to overcharge an insurer for treatments a patient didn’t need and never received…