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Nashoba Valley Medical Center Agreed to Pay $1.4 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Inpatient Psychiatry Services Without Proper Certifications and Treatment Plans

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Nashoba), a Steward Family Hospital, Inc., Massachusetts, agreed to pay $1,424,884.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Nashoba failed to maintain physician certifications, recertifications, and treatment plans for inpatient psychiatry services in violation of Medicare billing requirements. Nashoba retained a third-party contractor who was responsible for managing Nashoba’s inpatient psychiatric unit including maintaining proper medical records for the patients in the unit.

Action Details

  • Date:October 13, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures