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Oasis Healthcare and Quizena Walker Agreed to Pay $15,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Falsely Certifying to Their Eligibility to Receive CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

On September 9, 2021, Oasis Healthcare, Inc. (Oasis) and Quizena Walker (Walker), Stafford, Texas, entered into a $15,123.72 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Oasis and Walker knowingly made, used, or caused to be made a false statement in a document that is required to be submitted in order to directly or indirectly receive or retain funds provided in whole or in part by the Secretary of HHS. Specifically, OIG contends that on May 7, 2020, Walker attested in the HHS Provider Relief Fund Portal that Oasis was eligible to receive a Provider Relief Fund payment because, among other things, Oasis’s Medicare billing privileges had not been revoked and it had not been terminated from participating in Medicare.  However, at the time of this attestation, Oasis’s Medicare billing privileges were revoked and its participation in Medicare had been terminated.  Senior Counsel Michael Torrisi, assisted by Chief Investigator Amber Mahmood, represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 9, 2021
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions,
    • COVID-19