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New Jersey Physicians and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On October 17, 2017, Scott R. Eisenberg, D.O., Robert G. Kayser, Jr., M.D., and Change of Heart Cardiology, LLC (collectively, "COH Cardiology"), Sea Girt, New Jersey, entered into a $208,450 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that COH Cardiology solicited and 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 COH Cardiology solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for COH Cardiology and a COH Cardiology employee 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:October 17, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions