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Laser Spine Agreed to Pay $145,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Beneficiaries in the Form of Hotel and Travel Assistance

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Laser Spine Institute, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Laser Spine"), Florida, agreed to pay $145,127.45 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged Laser Spine paid remuneration to Medicare and TRICARE beneficiaries in the form of hotel and travel assistance to induce referrals to Laser Spine.

Action Details

  • Date:August 27, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures