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Illinois Hospital Corporation Settles Case Involving Excluded Individuals

On October 23, 2015, Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation (Advocate), Illinois, entered into a $317,660.89 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Advocate employed two individuals who were excluded from participation in any Federal health care program. OIG’s investigation revealed that the excluded individuals, both registered nurses, provided items and services to Advocate patients that were billed to Federal health care programs. Senior Counsel Karen Glassman represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer McKoy.

Action Details

  • Date:October 22, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions