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New Mexico Federally Qualified Health Center Settles Case Involving Grant Fraud

On June 6, 2019, Pecos Valley Medical Center, Inc. (PVMC), Pecos, New Mexico, entered into a $70,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that PVMC knowingly presented to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a specified claim under an HHS grant that PVMC knew or should have known was false or fraudulent. Specifically, OIG alleged that PVMC made drawdowns from a Health Resources and Services Administration Health Infrastructure Investment grant and used the funds for unallowable operating costs not related to the grant. Senior Counsels David Traskey and Kirk Sripinyo represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:June 6, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions