Ripon Medical Center Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration in the Form of Rent and Supplies Below Fair Market Value
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Ripon Medical Center (Ripon), Wisconsin, agreed to pay $50,000 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Ripon paid remuneration to certain physician-owners of physician practices through two lease arrangements. OIG contends that such remuneration created prohibited financial relationships and Ripon presented claims for designated health services during that resulted from prohibited referrals.
- Date:March 30, 2015
- Provider Self-Disclosures