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Union Hospital of Cecil County Agreed to Pay $457,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Paying Remuneration to Physicians in the Form of Free and Below Market Value Services

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Union Hospital of Cecil County, Inc. (Union), Maryland, agreed to pay $457,213.07 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks. OIG alleged that Union: (1) paid remuneration to physicians in the form of free support services provided by three physician assistants; and (2) paid remuneration to cardiologists in the form of free support services provided by a nurse practitioner.

Action Details

  • Date:February 19, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures