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Kishwaukee Community Hospital Agreed to Pay $230,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Medical Group Practices in the Form of Recruitment Subsidies

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Kishwaukee Community Hospital (Kishwaukee), Illinois, agreed to pay $230,320 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Kishwaukee paid remuneration to three medical group practices in the forms of a cash collections guarantee, start-up expenses, and loan forgiveness to subsidize the practices recruitment of a midwife, an advanced practice nurse practitioner, and a certified nurse practitioner.

Action Details

  • Date:December 3, 2013
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures