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Florida Pediatric Practice and Physicians Settle Case Involving Kickback and Stark Allegations

On September 6, 2018, Milind V. Tilak, M.D., Suwarna Tilak, M.D., Doctor's Inlet Pediatrics and Primary Care, P.A., and Avenues Pediatrics and Internal Medicine (collectively, "Doctor's Inlet"), Middleburg and Jacksonville, Florida, entered into a $58,370 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Doctor's Inlet received improper remuneration from Millennium Health, LLC f/k/a Millennium Laboratories, Inc. (Millennium), in the form of point of care test cups which resulted in prohibited referrals. OIG further alleged that the referrals were prohibited because the remuneration created a financial relationship and that Doctor's Inlet caused Millennium to present claims for designated health services that resulted from the prohibited referrals. Senior Counsels Andrea Treese Berlin and Geoffrey Hymans represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 6, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions