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Gastroenterology Associates of Piedmont Agreed to Pay $188,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Receiving Remuneration in the Form of Free and Below Market Value Rent and Supplies

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Gastroenterology Associates of Piedmont, P.A. (GAP), North Carolina, agreed to pay $188,900.89 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that GAP and its predecessor received remuneration from two anesthesia practices in the form of rent and free anesthesia-related drugs and supplies when the anesthesia practices provided anesthesia services through their employed and contracted anesthesiologists or certified registered nurse anesthetists at GAP's endoscopy centers.

Action Details

  • Date:December 31, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures