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Caro Community Hospital Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Improper Remuneration to Physicians to Induce Referrals

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Caro Community Hospital (Caro), Michigan, agreed to pay $50,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Caro paid remuneration to two physicians in the form of professional liability insurance premium payments to induce both physicians to continue seeing patients at Caro's hospital facility.

Action Details

  • Date:December 21, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures