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Ohio Addiction Treatment Providers Settle Case Involving Kickback and Stark Allegations

On December 5, 2017, Addiction Medical Care of Norwalk, Practice Management Associates Norwalk, LLC, Addiction Medical Care of Columbus, and Practice Management Associates, LLC (collectively, “AMC”), with locations in Norwalk and Columbus, Ohio, entered into a $79,880.50 settlement agreement with OIG. As the result of its investigation, OIG alleged that AMC received improper 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 that AMC 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

Action Details

  • Date:December 5, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions