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Colorado Physicians and Practice Settles Case Involving Kickbacks

On March 12, 2020, Chad E. Boekes, M.D., Louis B. Kasunic, D.O., and Castle Rock Family Physicians, P.C. (collectively, "Castle Rock"), Castle Rock, Colorado, entered into a $54,982 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolved allegations that Castle Rock solicited and received remuneration from laboratory companies Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) and Singulex, Inc. (Singulex), in the form of "process and handling" payments related to the collection of blood. OIG alleged that Castle Rock solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for Castle Rock and Castle Rock 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:March 12, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions