A Tennessee health care executive has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for her role in a $4.6 million kickback scheme.
Brenda Montgomery, 71, was also ordered to forfeit $595,676.80. She pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback statute and seven counts of violating the anti-kickback statute in January.
As part of her plea deal, Montgomery admitted that she agreed to pay John Davis, the former CEO of Comprehensive Pain Specialist (CPS), illegal kickbacks in exchange for his arranging for Medicare referrals for durable medical equipment (DME) ordered by CPS employees. Throughout the length of the scheme, the former executive reportedly received around $2.9 million in fraudulent reimbursements from Medicare.