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March 22, 2023, 8:16 PM

Neurosurgeon to Pay $825,000 to Settle Kickback Allegations

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A Missouri neurosurgeon and his fiancee, along with their companies, Midwest Neurosurgeons LLC and DS Medical LLC, will pay $825,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging violations of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Sonjay Fonn and Deborah Seeger of Cape Girardeau, Mo., allegedly solicited and received compensation from spinal implant companies for the use of the companies’ products in Fonn’s surgeries, the DOJ said.

Such alleged conduct violates the Anti-Kickback statute, which forbids soliciting or receiving anything of value in exchange for the referral of items or services covered by federal health care programs, the DOJ said. ...

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