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Texas Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On March 5, 2018, Ankur Doshi, M.D., and PrimeCare Medical Group (collectively, "PrimeCare"), with locations in Houston and Katy, Texas, entered into a $53,260 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that PrimeCare solicited and received remuneration from Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL), a laboratory company, in the form of "process and handling" payments related to the collection of blood. OIG alleged that PrimeCare solicited and received the remuneration from HDL in exchange for PrimeCare referring patients for laboratory testing services to HDL, for which the Medicare Program paid. Senior Counsels Katie Fink and Jennifer Leonardis represented OIG with the assistance of Program Analyst Mariel Filtz.

Action Details

  • Date:March 5, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions