Shreveport Prosthetics Was Excluded for Defaulting on Payment Obligations
On March 29, 2021, OIG excluded Shreveport Prosthetics, Inc. (SPI), Shreveport, Louisiana, for defaulting on its payment obligations under a Settlement Agreement (Agreement) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and OIG. SPI previously entered into the Agreement for: (1) causing claims to be submitted to Medicare by another entity for services rendered by SPI when its supplier number was deactivated; and (2) routinely waiving patient coinsurance amounts. The terms of the Agreement provided that SPI would make an initial payment plus additional payments over a five-year time period. On January 22, 2021, the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Louisiana issued a Notice of Default to SPI for failure to make any payments since the initial August 17, 2020 payment. On February 23, 2021, the USAO issued a written notice to SPI that it had not cured its Default. The exclusion goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until the OIG reinstates SPI. In order to be eligible for reinstatement, SPI must cure the Default of its payment obligations in the Agreement. Senior Counsel Ellen Slavin represented OIG.
- Date:March 29, 2021
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions