Eugene Goldman M.D., 54, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., was charged in an alleged kickback scheme arising from his employment as a medical director at Home Care Hospice Inc., a hospice care provider in Philadelphia.

Goldman allegedly regularly referred Medicare or Medicaid patient beneficiaries to HCH. HCH was a for-profit business that provided hospice services for patients at nursing homes, hospitals and private residences.

According to the indictment unsealed today, HCH paid kickbacks to Goldman in checks drawn on an HCH bank account or in cash. To conceal the fact that kickbacks were paid, the indictment alleges that HCH and Goldman entered a written contract to create the false appearance that all payments to Goldman from HCH were for services rendered in Goldman’s capacity as medical director for HCH.