March 2, 2015
Patient safety consultant Dr. Charles Denham and his consulting company Health Care Concepts Inc.
and his research organization Texas Medical Institute of Technology
agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks. According to the government, Denham received monthly payments from CareFusion Corporation
while serving as the co-chair of the Safe Practices Committee of the National Quality Forum which reviews, endorses and recommends standardized healthcare performance measures and practices, and Denham received these payments in exchange for recommending, promoting and/or arranging for the purchase of CareFusion’s product, ChloraPrep, in violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. DOJ