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Sweetwater Hospital Association Agreed to Pay $141,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Services that Misidentified the Rendering Providers

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Sweetwater Hospital Association (Sweetwater), Tennessee, agreed to pay $141,444.60 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Sweetwater, through Sweetwater Hospital Association – ER Group, submitted claims to Federal health care programs under a physician’s name instead of a mid-level provider (physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner) when the physicians did not meet the criteria to bill under the physician’s names.

Action Details

  • Date:December 21, 2020
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Provider Self-Disclosures