This report is concerned with the creation of Physician Owned/Related Distributors (henceforth PODs). The potential for fraud is well documented as evidenced by the release of the special fraud alert by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services:
We previously highlighted the activities Donovan Schmidt, MiMedx Market Development Manager available here:
We now evidence MiMedx employee Donovan Schmidt’s active involvement in the premediated formation of a physician owned/related distributor (POD) with a prominent Atlanta physician.
“There is a MiMedx employee his name is Donovan Schmidt, he is an employee and also a distributor and also worked for Orthofix.” – Former MiMedx Employee