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Maria McIntire, MD Agreed to Pay $162,000 for Receiving Remuneration in Exchange for Ordering Durable Medical Equipment

On June 10, 2022, Maria G. McIntire, MD a/k/a Maria G. Bachkova (Dr. McIntire), Illinois, entered into a $162,690 settlement agreement with OIG.  The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. McIntire received remuneration from telemedicine companies in the form of monetary payments related to purported telemedicine and diagnostic consultations.  The OIG contends that Dr. McIntire solicited and received the remuneration in exchange for ordering durable medical equipment for which the Medicare program paid.  OIG’s Office of Investigations and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsel David Traskey, collaborated to achieve this resolution.

Action Details

  • Date:June 10, 2022
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions