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Colorado Physicians and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On April 9, 2018, C. David Bird, M.D., Kurt W. Lesh, M.D., and Colorado Springs Family Practice (collectively, "CS Family Practice"), Colorado Springs, Colorado, entered into a $152,554 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that CS Family Practice solicited and received remuneration from Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) and Singulex, Inc. (Singulex), laboratory companies, in the form of "process and handling" payments related to the collection of blood. OIG alleged that CS Family Practice solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for CS Family Practice and CS Family Practice employees referring patients for laboratory testing services to HDL and Singulex, for which the Medicare Program paid. Senior Counsels Katie Fink and Jennifer Leonardis represented OIG with the assistance of Program Analyst Mariel Filtz.

Action Details

  • Date:April 9, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions