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Kickbacks: Millennium Free Test Cup Physicians Crackdown Yields First 7-Figure Settlement

The federal crackdown against the physicians and medical practices that accepted free point-of-care test cups from Millennium Health continues. On Oct. 2, 2019, the OIG dropped a bombshell by announcing that a medical practice in North Florida had entered into a $1.128 million settlement. That’s the largest such settlement, by far, since the shift from lab payer to physician payees began more than two years. Of course, it dwarfs the $256 million the author of the largest kickback scheme in history, Millennium Health, settled for back in 2016. Here’s the latest tally.

Millennium Free POCT Cup Physicians Settlement Scorecard
(as of Oct. 20, 2019)
Date Provider(s) Settlement
Amount
Individual Physicians
Also Charged?
Oct. 2, 2019 Physicians Group Services, P.A. $1,128,615 NO
July 12, 2019 Anesthesia Services P.C. d/b/a University Pain Clinic (Detroit) $44,900 NO
June 14, 2019 HKD Treatment Options, P.C. $87,650 NO
Dec. 21, 2018 Tulsa Pain Consultants, Inc. $98,942 YES
Sept. 6, 2018 Doctor’s Inlet Pediatrics and Primary Care, P.A., and Avenues Pediatrics and Internal Medicine (Florida) $58,370 YES
May 24, 2018 Recovery Pathways, LLC (Michigan) $64,555 NO
April 5, 2018 Affordable Medical Care f/k/a Andalusia Medical Center (Alabama) $40,500 YES
Feb. 28, 2018 The Pain Institute, Inc. d/b/a Space Coast Pain Institute (Florida) $95,302 YES
Dec. 5, 2017 Addiction Medical Care of Norwalk, Practice Management Associates Norwalk, LLC, Addiction Medical Care of Columbus, and Practice Management Associates, LLC (collectively, “AMC”) (Ohio) $79,880 NO
Sept. 27, 2017 Advanced Pain Management (Arizona) $186,210 NO
Sept. 18, 2017 Parallax Center, Inc. (New York) $64,203 NO
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