Part of what causes insurance rates to go up – and services go down.
Dr. Charles Lee, 69, of Salinas, is charged with approving the false claims.
Also named are doctors Randy Sid, 42, of Pacific Grove; Pedro Eva, 43, of Soledad; David Hoban, 65, of Santa Cruz; Wade Exum, 60, of Las Vegas; and Mark Herbst, 48, of Honolulu.
The indictment accuses Hoban of overbilling the state more than $60,000 between April 2007 and June 2007. Exum is charged with similarly taking $13,570; Sid, $16,750; Eva, almost $30,000; and Herbst, nearly $45,000.