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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Agreed to Pay $63,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Providing Remuneration to Other Health Care Providers in the Form of Free and Below Fair Market Value Services

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a St. Vincent's Medical Center - Riverside (St. Vincent's Riverside), Florida, agreed to pay $63,420.92 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to kickbacks. OIG alleged that St. Vincent's Riverside paid remuneration to an independent oncology practice in the form of diagnostic testing services to the oncology practice's patients under a research study arrangement, for which St. Vincent's Riverside did not invoice the oncology practice, bill third-party payors, or otherwise seek payment for the diagnostic testing services.

Action Details

  • Date:June 12, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures