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Great River Health System Agreed to Pay $3 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to a Physician in the Form of Excessive Compensation and Submitting Claims for Medically Unnecessary Services

After they self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Great River Health System, Inc. (GRHS), Great River Foundation (GRF), Riverview System, Inc. (RSI), Great River Medical Center (GRMC), and Great River Physicians and Clinics, Inc. (GRPC), Iowa, agreed to pay $3,008,326.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law including provisions applicable to kickbacks. OIG alleged that GRHS, GRF, RSI, and GRPC paid remuneration to a physician in the form of excessive compensation. OIG also alleged that GRHS, GRMC, and GRPC submitted or caused to be submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare for medically unnecessary and improperly coded hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care services provided by the physician.

Action Details

  • Date:April 4, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures