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Memorial Health Services and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Agreed to Pay $1.1 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration for Medical Director Services Not Performed

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Memorial Health Services and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (collectively, "Saddleback"), California, agreed to pay $1,143,750 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Saddleback paid remuneration to a surgical practice in the form of payment for purported services that were not adequately documented or were beyond the scope of their medical director agreements, including services provided at third-party facilities. OIG contends that such remuneration created prohibited financial relationships and Saddleback presented claims for designated health services that resulted from prohibited referrals.

Action Details

  • Date:August 31, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures