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Mercer Osteopathic Agreed to Pay $49,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Incident-to Services that Lacked Proper Physician Supervision

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Mercer Osteopathic, Ltd. (Mercer), Ohio, agreed to pay $49,598.10 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Mercer improperly billed Medicare for patient visits under a physician's National Provider Identifier when the services had been rendered by a nurse practitioner and did not comply with Medicare's "incident to" requirements.

Action Details

  • Date:December 22, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures