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McMurray Doctor Agrees to Pay Insurers $700K

Dr. Herndon of Peters Township must pay UPMC for You and Gateway Health Plan.

A McMurray doctor has agreed to pay two insurers a total of $700,000 as part of his sentence for health care fraud and improper drug distribution, the Post-Gazette has reported

, 40, of , must pay $490,000 to UPMC for You and $210,000 to Gateway Health Plan, according to a stipulation filed in advance of his sentencing, scheduled for Sept. 24, according to the newspaper. 

Before the court in May, to prescribing 10,800 tablets of 30 mg oxycodone and 3,600 tablets of 30 mg oxymorphone, resulting in a cost to insurance companies of between $400,000 and $1 million.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab suggested a plea agreement for Herndon to serve 11 years and three months in prison.

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