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Metro Health Agreed to Pay $2.3 Million Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Contracted Physician Groups in Excess of Fair Market Value

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Metro Health Corporation and its subsidiary, Metropolitan Hospital d/b/a Metro Health Hospital (Metro Health), Michigan, agreed to pay $2,305,743.39 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Metro Health entered into professional services agreements with two independent contractor physician groups for the provision of neurosurgical and general surgery services and paid the physician groups in excess of fair market value.

Action Details

  • Date:February 8, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures