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Tennessee Physician Pays $200K for Role in Kickback Scheme

April 27, 2018, 6:22 PM

A Tennessee osteopath has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to settle charges that she accepted illegal kickbacks for lab test referrals.

Federal prosecutors allege that Brenna Green, a physician from Murfreesboro, Tenn., participated with two laboratories, medical sales representatives, and other physicians in a scheme that resulted in fraudulent claims being submitted to Medicare.

According to the out-of-court settlement announced April 26, Dallas-based Southwest Laboratories LLC and sales representatives associated with that company engaged Green and other physicians in a sham “investment model” through which Green was paid a “dividend” of about $5,000 per month if she met certain urine...

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