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Florida Physician Practice Settles Case Involving Kickbacks

On June 17, 2019, Midland Medical, Inc. and its subsidiary, Midland Medical-Broward, Inc. (collectively, "Midland"), Oakland Park, Florida, entered into a $102,204 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Midland 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 Midland received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for Midland and Midland 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:June 17, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions