United States Indicts Spinal Device Company and Two of Its Executives for Paying Kickbacks to Spine Surgeons

On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston announced a grand jury indictment of medical device company SpineFrontier, Inc., and two of its executives, Kingsley Chin and Aditya Humad, for violating the anti-kickback statute by allegedly paying surgeons bogus "consulting" fees to induce the surgeons to use SpineFrontier products...

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Court Sentences Pharmacy Owner And Others On Charges That They Paid Kickbacks To Pharmaceutical Sales Rep In Exchange For Prescription Referrals

On April 16, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that a court sentenced six individuals, including a Virginia pharmacy owner and a former sales representative for Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, after they pled guilty to a variety of criminal charges. Mohamed Abdallah, the owner of Medex Health Pharmacy and Royal Care Pharmacy, was sentenced to...
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Massachusetts Hospital Pays $2.6 Million To Resolve Allegations That It Abused “Modifier 25” Billing Code

On April 20, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a Boston hospital, agreed to pay over $2.6 million to resolve allegations that it improperly used the “Modifier 25” billing code to obtain higher reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. Typically, when a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary visits a physician to...
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