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SMHA Healthcare Agreed to Pay $910,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration in the Form of Space and Free Services

After it disclosed conduct to OIG pursuant to its CIA, SMHA Healthcare, Inc. f/k/a Memorial Health, Inc. (Memorial), SMHA Healthcare Center, Inc. f/k/a Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc. (MHUMC), SMHA Health Services Group, Inc. f/k/a Provident Health Services, Inc., and SMHA Ventures, Inc. f/k/a MPPG, Inc. (MPPG) (collectively, "Memorial Health"), enter into a $910,450 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Memorial Health paid improper renumeration to physician entities in the following arrangements: (1) Memorial's hospital-affiliated physician practice group, MPPG, leased space for more than fair market value; (2) Memorial subsidiaries MHUMC and MPPG leased space for more than fair market value, and (3) Memorial subsidiary MHUMC provided free anesthetic agent and free IT services to an ambulatory surgery center that is a joint venture between MHUMC and another physician practice.

Action Details

  • Date:March 18, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CIA Reportable Events