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Texas Physician and Hospital Executive Settles Case Involving Kickbacks

On July 19, 2019, Corazon Ramirez, M.D., Dallas, Texas, entered into a $171,480 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Ramirez, as the former CEO and COO of Pine Creek Medical Center, paid remuneration to various physician-owners of Pine Creek Medical Center in the form of payments for print and billboard advertisements for the physician-owners and their medical practices. Senior Counsel Karen Glassman, Senior Counsel Michael Torrisi, and Deputy Branch Chief Kirk Sripinyo represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:July 19, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions