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Jupiter Imaging Associates Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Physicians in the Form of Gift Cards

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Jupiter Imaging Associates (JIA), Florida, agreed to pay $50,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that JIA, through one of its employed physicians, paid remuneration to the top 100 referring physicians of JIA in the form of holiday gift cards. OIG alleged that the physician used reports of referring physicians to determine the corresponding value of holiday gifts based on the volume of referrals.

Action Details

  • Date:October 7, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures