Hartford Hospital Agreed to Pay $423,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration in the Form of Office Space at Free and Below Market Value
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, agreed to pay $423,017.45 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. The OIG alleged that Hartford Hospital provided remuneration to a medical practice in the form of office space, where Hartford Hospital charged the practice rent at less than fair market value. The remuneration created a financial relationship between Hartford Hospital and the practice that caused Hartford Hospital to present claims for health services that resulted from prohibited referrals in violation of the Stark law.
- Date:April 24, 2018
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