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Missouri Physicians and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On May 20, 2019, Paul S. Moniz, D.O., Guy D. Roberts, D.O., and Midwest Health Group, LLC (collectively, "Midwest Health"), Farmington, Missouri, entered into a $96,880 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Midwest Health received remuneration from Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL), a laboratory company, in the form of "process and handling" payments related to the collection of blood. OIG alleged that Midwest Health received the remuneration from HDL in exchange for Midwest Health and Midwest Health employees referring patients for laboratory testing services to HDL, 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 20, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions