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Missouri Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On May 16, 2017, Timothy W. McPherson, D.O., and McPherson Medical and Diagnostic, LLC (collectively, "McPherson"), Steele, Missouri, entered into a $61,392 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that McPherson 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 McPherson received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for McPherson 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:May 16, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions