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Donna M. Barker, NP Agreed to Pay $50,000 and Be Excluded for 18 Years for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Receiving Remuneration in Exchange for Ordering Durable Medical Equipment

On October 11, 2023, Donna M. Barker, NP (Barker), Lake Barrington, Illinois, entered into a settlement agreement with OIG in which she agreed to pay $50,000 and be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for 18 years. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Barker solicited and received remuneration from a telemedicine company in the form of monetary payments related to purported telemedicine and diagnostic consultations in exchange for ordering and prescribing medically unnecessary durable medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries with whom she had no physician-patient relationship and never examined. OIG’s Office of Investigations and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General collaborated to achieve this resolution.

Action Details

  • Date:October 11, 2023
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions