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Rutherford Hospital Agreed to Pay $706,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Services that Misidentified the Rendering Physician

After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, Rutherford Hospital, Inc. (Rutherford), North Carolina, agreed to pay $706,090.46 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The OIG alleged that Rutherford submitted or caused to be submitted claims for physicians' services provided by a doctor to beneficiaries of Federal health care programs using the provider identification numbers of another doctor, who did not further the services. The OIG contends that Rutherford knowingly misused provider identification numbers, which resulted in improper billing of the claims identified and disclosed by Rutherford.

Action Details

  • Date:June 19, 2013
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures