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June 1, 2016

Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer, former owner and CEO of Nashville drug testing laboratory Prost-Data, Inc. (d/b/a OURLab), OPKO Health, Inc., and OPKO Lab, have agreed to pay $9.35 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act by providing illegal kickbacks in exchange for business.  According to the government, Dr. Oppenheimer and OURLab made donations toward electronic health records (EHR) systems purchased by their client physician practices that fell outside the restrictions set forth in the Anti-Kickback Statute EHR safe harbor and the Stark EHR exception.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former OURLab employee under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of $1.683 million from the proceeds of the government's recovery.  DOJ (MDTE)

Electronic Medical Records – Still Waiting for the Big Returns

Posted  02/13/13
By Gordon Schnell The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to push hospitals and doctors to go digital with their medical and billing records.  It is supposed to revolutionize the industry, improving efficiency and patient safety and drastically reducing the cost of healthcare in this country.  Unfortunately, the move to electronic health records (EHRs) has fallen far short of these hoped-for...


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