Randy Rosen Bio – Wiki
Beverly Hills doctor Randy Rosen and his girlfriend allegedly stole $52 MILLION in an elaborate scheme that preyed on sober living patients to bilk insurance companies.
Dr. Rosen and his GF, Liza Visamanos, were arrested earlier this week and have been charged with a staggering amount of felonies in 2 separate cases connected to the alleged scheme.
His age is unknown.
Randy Rosen Charged
Rosen’s facing 88 felony counts in connection with recruiting and hiring numerous body brokers to find and pay patients to have medically unnecessary implant surgeries, cortisone shots, and other medical testing and procedures … according to the Orange County D.A.’s Office.
Visamanos is facing 56 felony counts as Rosen’s alleged partner in the scheme. She’s also the owner of the Lotus Laboratories in Los Alamitos, CA … which Rosen allegedly used for unnecessary drug testing for his patients.
Four others have also been charged in connection with identifying and recruiting potential patients for the bogus medical procedures.
According to prosecutors, several insurance companies were then billed for these unnecessary procedures, but not informed that patients were being trafficked and paid for these procedures. The D.A. claims the insurance companies were fraudulently billed approximately $600 million and paid out approximately $50 million.
OC D.A. Todd Spitzer says of the case … “Vulnerable sober living patients who were trying desperately to battle their addictions were treated like human guinea pigs just to make a buck.”
Both Rosen and Visamanos are still in custody. His bail’s been set at $16 million and his girlfriend’s at $3 million.
Rosen’s Attorney Statement
Rosen’s attorney, Harland Braun, ridiculed the amount of bail.
“How can you have a bail of $52 million when murder is $1 million bails,” Braun said. Vismanos’ attorney, Paul Meyer, declined comment.
According to a motion to increase the pair’s bail, investigators alleged Rosen was “indicted for his role in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme and is currently out on bail for that case.”
Braun said Rosen was involved in another case in Orange County Superior Court in which a judge found an investigator breached attorney-client privilege and that case is pending.
Investigators also said Rosen was married to Vismanos, but Braun said that was inaccurate. He said Vismanos is his client’s girlfriend, but they are not married. The two live together and have two children, according to the bail motion.
Vismanos owns the Wellness Wave surgical center in Beverly Hills and the Lotus Labs medical laboratory in Los Alamitos, according to the bail motion.
“In approximately June 2017, Rosen/Vismanos entered into a fraud scheme specifically targeting patients from addiction recovery rehabs to bill their private medical insurance carriers primarily for two types of procedures; a non-FDA approved Naltrexone implant and Cortisone injections,” according to the bail motion.
“Rosen put his patients under anesthesia for these procedures in order to bill insurance for major medical surgery at an approximate cost of $80,000 per procedure,” according to the bail motion.
“Per Rosen’s records he performed these procedures in as little as one-minute increments with as many as 72 procedures per day. Additionally, Rosen collected blood and urine from his patients, which was processed at Lotus Labs at a cost of approximately $4,000 per day after the procedure with no known medical necessity.”
Investigators allege 18 insurance companies were billed from June 2017 to May 2019 $661,940,464 and the two received $51,060,523.
The two are also accused of using two “body-broker” groups that would “sell Rosen patients in exchange for a kickback of the insurance proceeds,” the bail motion alleges.
The “marketers” would “often pay the patients (oftentimes $500 to $2,000 per procedure) to incentivize them into returning to Rosen for multiple procedures,” the bail motion alleges.
Investigators also allege “at least 35 of Rosen’s patients involved in this scheme have passed away, many by overdose,” according to the bail motion.
Investigators also said the alleged scheme was the subject of a CBS report in July 2018 that “focused on the death of a patient,” but “despite this attention, Rosen/Vismanos continued with their fraud scheme, continued paying kickbacks and patients continued to die.”