St. John Hospital and Medical Center Agreed to Pay $79,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by paying Remuneration in Excess of Fair Market Value to an Independent Contractor Physician Oncology Group
After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (St. John), Michigan, agreed to pay $79,167 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that St. John paid remuneration in excess of fair market value to an independent contractor physician oncology group with which it entered into a professional services agreement. OIG alleged that St. John improperly compensated the oncology group based on work relative value units (wRVU) that the oncology group did not personally perform.
- Date:March 18, 2016
- Provider Self-Disclosures