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Digestive Health Specialists Agreed to Pay $478,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Receiving Remuneration in the Form of Free Supplies

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Digestive Health Specialists, P.A. (DHS), North Carolina, agreed to pay $478,668 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that DHS received remuneration from two anesthesia practices in the form of free CO2 nasal cannulas and anesthesia-related drugs when the anesthesia practices provided anesthesia services through its employed and contracted anesthesiologists or certified nurse anesthetists at DHS's endoscopy centers.

Action Details

  • Date:August 7, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures