Healthcare Providers

3 local doctors among dozens accused of insurance scam

Two doctors from Newport Coast and another from Huntington Beach were among 26 medical professionals and business owners charged this month with participating in a $40-million medical insurance billing and kickback scam, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced Thursday.

Authorities accused Tanya Moreland King, 37, and her husband, Christopher King, 38, of Beverly Hills of masterminding a complex insurance fraud scheme of recruiting doctors and pharmacists to prescribe unnecessary treatment for patients on workers’ compensation. The Kings own medical billing and medical management companies Monarch Medical Group, King Medical Management and One Source...