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Georgia Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On September 22, 2017, Alan D. Justice M.D., and Ocmulgee Physicians, LLC, formerly doing business as Poplar Physicians, LLC, (collectively, "Ocmulgee"), Macon, Georgia, entered into a $277,202 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Ocmulgee 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 Ocmulgee solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for Ocmulgee 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:September 22, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions