South Carolina Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks
On August 2, 2018, Horace E. Walpole, M.D., and Powdersville Internal Medicine (collectively, "Powdersville IM"), Piedmont, South Carolina, entered into a $68,500 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Powdersville IM 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 Powdersville IM solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for Powdersville IM 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.
- Date:August 2, 2018
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