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Texas Doctor Enters Settlement Agreement with OIG on Kickback Allegations

Dr. Dan Kelly Eidman - a Houston, TX orthopedic surgeon - entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective October 17, 2014. The $50,000 settlement resolves allegations that Dr. Eidman 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 monthly payments made under a Medical Director contract. OIG alleged that this financial arrangement took into account the value and volume of referrals made to Fairmont by Dr. Eidman. Senior Counsels Kristen Schwendinger and Robert M. Penezic represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:October 17, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions