3 physician kickback schemes in 3 weeks

Here are three kickback schemes involving physicians that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 2: 

1. Yitzchok Kurtzer, MD, and his wife, Robin Kurtzer, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging them with conspiracy to violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

2. Payam Toobian, MD, a Kings Point, N.Y.-based physician, has been found guilty in a kickback scheme that defrauded Medicaid and subjected patients to procedures they did not need. 

3. Oakland, Calif.-based physician Henry Geoffrey Watson, MD, was convicted for accepting kickbacks for patient referrals, healthcare fraud and false statements.

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