CHRISTUS Agreed to Pay $148,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Renumeration to a Medical Distributorship Owned by a Physician that was Above Fair Market Value
After they self-disclosed conduct to OIG, CHRISTUS Health and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation, d/b/a Santa Rosa Hospital (collectively, "CHRISTUS"), agreed to pay $148,095 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law including provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that CHRISTUS paid remuneration that was above fair market value to a medical distributorship owned by a physician in exchange for the physician's referrals of Federal healthcare beneficiaries to two hospitals owned and operated by CHRSITUS hospitals.
- Date:February 9, 2018
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