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NEWARK, N.J. - A Somerset County doctor practicing internal medicine at Newark Community Health Center, where she was formerly the clinical director, was sentenced today to six months in prison and five months of home confinement for receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of her patients, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

The owner and three other executives of the now-closed Sacred Heart Hospital and four physicians affiliated with the former west side facility were indicted on federal charges alleging that they collectively paid and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal kickbacks in exchange for the referral of hospital patients who were insured by Medicare and Medicaid. Sacred Heart allegedly paid physicians bribes and kickbacks to induce patient referrals and increase the patient census, which, in turn, increased hospital revenue.

The OIG alleged that Henry Schein offered and paid remuneration to customers that are members of its Henry Schein Medical Privileges Program in the form of points redeemable for products and services, which do not qualify as "discounts" or "rebates" under the anti-kickback statute.

Eugene Goldman, M.D., 55, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 51 months in prison and a $300,000 fine for conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute and violating the anti-kickback statute in relation to his role in a kickback scheme arising from his employment as the Medical Director at Home Care Hospice Inc. (HCH).

United General Hospital - Public Hospital District 304 (UGH), Washington, agreed to pay $74,067 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. The OIG alleged that UGH paid remuneration to a physician in the form of excessive compensation for services performed at its facility.

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