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Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Association Agreed to Pay $750,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Two Physicians and a Nurse Practitioner in the Form of Excessive Compensation

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Association (CCMHA), North Dakota, agreed to pay $750,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, including provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that CCMHA paid improper remuneration to two physicians and a nurse practitioner in the form of excessive compensation. OIG also contended that such remuneration created prohibited financial relationships with the two physicians and that CCMHA presented claims for designated health services that resulted from prohibited referrals made by the physicians.

Action Details

  • Date:December 22, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures