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Kroger Specialty Pharmacy Holdings Agreed to Pay $4.4 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Services by an Unlicensed Pharmacy and by Retaining Overpayments

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Array Skin Therapy (AST), California, agreed to pay $35,281.71 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that AST improperly submitted claims for dermatological procedures provided by registered nurses and billed under the National Provider Identifier numbers of its three employed nurse practitioners, using Current Procedural Terminology codes 96900, 96910, 96920, 96921, and 96922, when the three nurse practitioners did not provide the appropriate supervision of the registered nurses for those procedures.

Action Details

  • Date:September 30, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures