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Affinity Health System Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration in the Form of Equipment, Space, and Staff to a Physician Group at Less than Fair Market Value

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Affinity Health System, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ministry Health Care (Affinity), Wisconsin, agreed to pay $50,000.00 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Affinity, as the parent company of two hospitals, entered into an improper financial relationship with a medical group practice involving an arrangement for the two hospitals to provide ultrasound equipment, space, and staff to the medical group practice for less than fair market value.

Action Details

  • Date:October 11, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures