Genetic Testing Kickback Scheme Settled

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Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ocenture LLC and its subsidiary, Carelumina LLC, agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations that they paid and received kickbacks in connection with genetic testing samples. It was alleged that Ocenture solicited genetic testing samples from Medicare beneficiaries directly and through other marketers. The company then paid physicians to falsely attest that…

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Marketer Charged in $64M Kickback Scheme

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A north Florida man recently was charged for his part in a $64 million scheme to pay illegal kickbacks involving pharmacies, telemedicine companies and doctors. According to the complaint, James D. Feeley of Navarre, Fla. and his partner Mark Belter of Ohio operated a purported marketing company for pharmacies that generated signed prescriptions that its…

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Surgeon Sentenced in Compound Medication Kickback Scheme

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A Baltimore, Maryland doctor licensed in several states, will be spending the next three years behind bars for writing and referring compounded drug prescriptions in return for illegal kickbacks. Dr. Thomas Raley, Jr., 53, specialized in orthopedic and spine surgery and provided patients with pain management services in Virginia, Maryland and other states since 1998.…

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