Ex-physician found guilty of conspiracy, healthcare fraud: 5 insights

Former University City, Mo.-based physician Devon Golding, MD, was found guilty of conspiracy and four healthcare fraud charges Oct. 19, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Dr. Golding ran a family practice and testing lab in St. Louis.

2. In July 2017, he and eight others were indicted for an alleged kickbacks scheme. From 2009 to 2012, they allegedly gave kickbacks from Medicare and Medicaid payments to physicians who sent blood and urine samples to a lab operated by co-conspirators.

3. In March, co-conspirator Anthony B. Camillo pleaded guilty and said the scheme caused a total loss of $3.5 million.

4. Dr. Golding will be sentenced in January 2019.

5. He was previously sentenced to four months in prison, eight months of house arrest and a $145,000 fine over allegations he billed for medical services he didn't personally perform. He had his medical license revoked in 2016.

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