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Michigan Physician Assistant Agreed to Be Excluded for 5 Years for Allegedly Receiving Remuneration in Exchange for Referring Patients for Physical Therapy and Home Health Care

A physician assistant (PA) agreed to be excluded from participating in Federal health care programs for a period of five years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG alleged that the PA knowingly and willfully received illegal remuneration in exchange for referring patients for the furnishing of items or services for which payment may be made in whole or in part under a Federal health care program. OIG further alleged that the PA referred patients to health care entities for physical therapy and home health care services in exchange for illegal kickbacks in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Action Details

  • Date:December 13, 2013
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions