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Harper’s Hospice Care Agreed to Pay $150,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration in the Form of Medical Directorship Fees in Exchange for Referrals

Harper's Hospice Care, Inc. (Harper's Hospice), Mississippi, agreed to pay $150,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Harper's Hospice paid remuneration to a physician in the form of medical directorship fees. Specifically, the OIG contends that Harper's Hospice paid the remuneration to the physician in exchange for the physician referring patients to Harper's Hospice for hospice services and pre-singing blank prescription forms for patients treated by Harper's Hospice.

Action Details

  • Date:April 25, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions