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Eskenazi Health Agreed to Pay $5.8 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Services that failed to Meet Provider-Based Requirements and by Paying Renumeration in the Form of Rent Above Fair Market Value

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County d/b/a Eskenazi Health (Eskenazi), Indiana, agreed to pay $5,840,322.54 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law including provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Eskenazi: 1) submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid that were false or fraudulent because Eskenazi maintained a relationship with behavioral health services providers that did not meet applicable provider-based requirements, and 2) paid remuneration to a behavioral health services provider in the form of rent that exceeded fair market value.

Action Details

  • Date:July 30, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures