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Texas Physician and Practice Settle Case Involving Kickbacks

On August 2, 2018, Elizabeth Seymour, M.D., and ERS Medical Associates of Denton (collectively, "ERS"), Denton, Texas, entered into a $54,860 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that ERS solicited and received remuneration from Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) and Singulex, Inc. (Singulex), laboratory companies, in the form of "process and handling" payments related to the collection of blood. OIG alleged that ERS solicited and received the remuneration from HDL and Singulex in exchange for ERS and an ERS employee referring patients for laboratory testing services to HDL and Singulex, 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:August 2, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions