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Texas Doctors Settle Case Involving Kickback Allegations

On December 21, 2016, Mark Sands, D.P.M., and Jeffrey Baxter, D.P.M., Houston, Texas, entered into an $85,000 settlement agreement with OIG. OIG's investigation revealed that Dr. Sands and Dr. Baxter each received remuneration from OneStep Diagnostic, Inc. (OneStep), in the form of compensation from Medical Directorship agreements. OIG contends that the medical directorship agreements took into account the value and volume of referrals made to OneStep by Dr. Sands and Dr. Baxter’s podiatric practice. Senior Counsels Kristen Schwendinger and Tamara Forys represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:December 21, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions