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Tennessee Hospital Settles Case Involving Excluded Individual

On May 20, 2019 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital District d/b/a West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH), Jackson, Tennessee, entered into a $102,714 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that a subsidiary that WTH acquired, Tennova Regional Hospital (TRH), employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care program. OIG's investigation revealed that the excluded individual, a registered nurse, provided items or services to TRH's patients that were billed to Federal health care programs. Senior Counsel Kenneth Kraft represented OIG with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton.

Action Details

  • Date:May 20, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions