Alabama Hospital Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual
Affinity Medical Center, LLC, - a community hospital in Birmingham, Alabama that operates under the name Trinity Medical Center - entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, effective December 15, 2014. The $111,969.11 settlement resolves the allegation that the hospital employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs and then billed Federal health care programs for items and services provided by the excluded individual. The excluded individual was identified through a data analysis project initiated by the OIG's Office of Evaluation and Inspections. OIG's Office Evaluation and Inspections and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsel Kenneth D. Kraft, collaborated to reach this settlement.
- Date:December 15, 2014
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions