Have You Trained Your Practice On Kickbacks?

A recent $12 million settlement followed allegations of kickbacks.

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Sightpath Medical, Inc. is a mobile ophthalmic company that faced allegations of illegal kickbacks in exchange for business.

Sightpath was accused of taking potential clients on luxury trips and of entering into consulting agreements with other physician practices for services that were not performed or not correctly documented. The kickbacks were said to have occurred from 2006 through 2015.

We help train our clients on the regulations surrounding illegal kickbacks, so that no physician or staff is unaware of the requirements. It is essential that your practice be trained regularly on all pertinent federal regulations.

Whistle blowers in successful cases are provided with some of the settlement award, which is often a large incentive to staff to report cases of illegal kickbacks.

In the Sightpath Medical case, the whistle blower was a former employee who will receive 19.5% of the funds recovered from the $12 million settlement.

Sightpath Medical claimed that it agreed to the settlement to avoid litigation, but did not admit to any wrongdoing.

Make sure that your office is trained regularly on all federal regulations. Physicians and staff should be aware of all requirements and prohibited acts.

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