Presence Agreed to Pay $461,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Physicians in the Form of Excessive Compensation
After they self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Presence Care Transformation Corporation, Presence Chicago Hospitals Network, and Presence Central and Suburban Hospitals Network (collectively, "Presence"), Illinois, agreed to pay $461,130.66 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Presence paid remuneration to physicians in the form of: (1) cash equivalent gift cards; (2) excessive compensation for electroencephalography and electromyography interpretation services performed by Presence Resurrection Medical Center; and (3) excessive compensation for medical director services performed for Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.
- Date:October 24, 2018
- Fraud Self-Disclosures