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Metroplex Hospital Agreed to Pay $115,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration to a Physician in the Form of Waived Late Fees for Unpaid Rent

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Metroplex Adventist Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Metroplex Hospital (Metroplex), Texas, agreed to pay $115,279.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Metroplex paid remuneration to a physician in the form of: (1) waived late fees for unpaid rent, and (2) office space leasing agreements, which improperly calculated the square footage actually used by the physician, and which did not include any payments for certain shared space.

Action Details

  • Date:September 16, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures