Massachusetts Physician Practice Settles Case Involving Kickback and Stark Allegations
On June 14, 2019, HKD Treatment Options, P.C. (HKD), Lowell, Massachusetts, entered into an $87,650 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that HKD received 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 HKD 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.
- Date:June 14, 2019
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions