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Lowell General Hospital Agreed to Pay $225,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration for Medical Director Services Not Performed

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, The Lowell General Hospital (Lowell), Massachusetts, agreed to pay $225,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Lowell paid remuneration to a physician in the form of monthly payments under a written agreement to serve as a medical director of a specialty facility. Although the facility never came into existence, OIG alleged that, nevertheless, Lowell continued to make the monthly payments to the physician under the agreement.

Action Details

  • Date:December 2, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures