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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Agreed to Pay $2.2 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Physicians in the Form of Improper Processing and Handling Fees

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cleveland HeartLab (CHL), agreed to pay $2,275,094.25 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. Quest acquired CHL, an Ohio based clinical laboratory, on December 1, 2017. OIG alleged that, during the period August 12, 2010 through June 30, 2014, CHL paid remuneration to physicians and physician groups in the form of collection, processing, and handling payments related to the collection of blood.

Action Details

  • Date:December 18, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures