Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Decatur County Memorial Hospital Agreed to Pay $3.7 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law for Submitting Claims for Home Health Services Not Provided as Claimed

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Decatur County Memorial Hospital (Decatur), Indiana, agreed to pay $3,757,615.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Decatur improperly submitted claims for home health care where the underlying patient files contained the following deficiencies: (1) venipuncture identified as the only skilled service furnished for purposes of justifying Medicare home health eligibility; (2) missing or incomplete documentation; (3) certifications and orders unsigned or undated by physicians; (4) lack of documentation to support the patient’s skilled need or homebound status; and (5) documentation indicating that the requisite physician face-to-face encounter was not timely performed, or the absence of any face-to-face encounter documentation.

Action Details

  • Date:February 22, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures