Northampton Internal Medicine Associates Agreed to Pay $289,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Billing Devices Obtained from Foreign Sources
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Northampton Internal Medicine Associates, PC (NIMA), Massachusetts, agreed to pay $289,492.02 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that NIMA: (1) purchased the following devices from foreign sources, Synvisc, Orthovisc and Euflexxa; (2) provided these devices to Federal healthcare program patients; and (3) billed Federal healthcare programs for these devices or for their biochemical equivalents sold in the United States.
- Date:December 29, 2014
- Fraud Self-Disclosures