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Kroger Co. Center Agreed to Pay $21.5 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Employing Excluded Individuals

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Kroger Co. (Kroger), Ohio, agreed to pay $21,523,047 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Kroger: 1) employed 14 excluded individuals who were excluded from participation in Federal health care programs; and 2) filled prescriptions, for which payment was made under a Federal health care program, that were written by 84 excluded prescribers.

Action Details

  • Date:December 8, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures