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St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis Agreed to Pay $421,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law Presenting Claims for Items or Services Not Provided as Claimed

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (SJHB), Illinois, agreed to pay $421,692.35 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties. OIG alleged that SJHB knowingly presented to Federal health care programs claims for items or services that it knew or should have known were not provided as claimed and were false or fraudulent. Specifically, OIG contended that two independent contractor physicians affiliated with SJHB improperly permitted clinical staff to use: (1) signature stamps on physician order forms; (2) pre-signed physician orders; and (3) physician orders signed by clinical staff on their behalf with their knowledge.

Action Details

  • Date:January 6, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures