St. Francis Health Agreed to Pay $3.2 Million for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration in the Form of Unmet Performance Incentives and Free and Below Market Value Rent
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, St. Francis Health, LLC (St. Francis), Georgia, agreed to pay $3,273,181 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that St. Francis paid remuneration to a management company in the form of incentive payments for performance metrics that were not met and were not materially updated to incentivize performance. OIG further contended that St. Francis paid remuneration to a cardiology practice in the form of a forgiven or uncollected debt owed as a result of the practice exceeding the tenant improvement allowances of their lease agreement.
- Date:October 23, 2018
- Provider Self-Disclosures