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Mercy Health Services Agreed to Pay $253,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration to a Spine Center in the Form of Free Physician Assistant Services

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Mercy Health Services, Inc. (Mercy), Maryland, agreed to pay $253,899 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Mercy paid remuneration to a spine center in the form of the services of a physician's assistant. OIG further alleged that the physician's assistant provided on-call services to the spine center without a written agreement in place and without any compensation paid to Mercy.

Action Details

  • Date:December 21, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures