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South Carolina Urgent Care Centers and Owners Excluded for Default

On November 2, 2015, OIG excluded five urgent care centers located in, and around, Charleston, South Carolina, and the urgent care centers' two owners (collectively, urgent care centers), for default on their payment obligations under their Settlement Agreement (Agreement) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and OIG. The urgent care centers and their owners had previously entered into the Settlement Agreement for allegedly submitting false claims to Federal health care programs for: (1) unnecessary laboratory tests; (2) evaluation and management services; (3) tetanus immunoglobulin injections when tetanus toxoid was given instead; and (4) radiological services that were performed by an unlicensed employee. The terms of the Agreement provided that the urgent care centers would make an initial upfront payment and two additional installment payments within one year of the Agreement. The urgent care centers failed to make the first of the two installment payments, and DOJ issued a Notice of Default to the urgent care centers on October 15, 2015.

Action Details

  • Date:November 2, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions