SILSBEE, Texas — A Silsbee doctor is one of six Texas physicians named in an amended federal case alleging medical fraud and kickbacks to doctors for lab tests that were unneeded.
The initial case filed by the government named two other Southeast Texas doctors. Stephen Kash, of Beaumont, and William Todd Hickman, of Lumberton, were named in the case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against them and 13 others for the medical fraud referral scheme.
All doctors named in the case are accused of improperly billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary laboratory testing, the Department of Justice says.
The six physicians named Thursday allegedly received thousands of dollars in kickbacks in return for their referrals for laboratory testing.