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Texas Doctor Enters Settlement Agreement with OIG on Kickback Allegations

Dr. Mary Campbell-Fox - a Houston, TX family practice physician - entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective January 6, 2014. The $195,016 settlement resolves allegations that Dr. Campbell-Fox received remuneration from Jack L. Baker, MD and Fairmont Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, Inc. (Fairmont), an imaging facility in Houston, TX, in the form of compensation from a Medical Director Agreement and from the benefit of a referral coordinator whose compensation was paid by Fairmont. OIG alleged that these financial arrangements took into account the value and volume of referrals made to Fairmont by Dr. Campbell-Fox. Senior Counsels Kristen Schwendinger and Robert M. Penezic represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:January 6, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions