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St. Agnes Hospital Agreed to Pay $1.4 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration in the Form of Equipment, Supplies, Staff, and Space at Below Fair-Market Value

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc. d/b/a St. Agnes Hospital (St. Agnes), Maryland, agreed to pay $1,414,248 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that St. Agnes paid remuneration to a cardiology practice in the form of equipment, supplies, staff and space needed to provide certain nuclear diagnostic cardiology testing services. OIG alleged that the cardiology practice paid St. Agnes less than fair market value for these services.

Action Details

  • Date:December 18, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures