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Date
2012-12-27
Description
CMS settled a violation of the physician self-referral law disclosed under the SRDP by an acute care hospital (the Hospital), located in California.

On December 27, 2012, CMS settled a violation of the physician self-referral statute disclosed under the SRDP by an acute care hospital (the Hospital), located in California.  The Hospital disclosed under the SRDP that it may have violated the physician self referral law by failing to satisfy the requirements of the personal service arrangements exception for an on-call gastroenterology coverage arrangement with one physician.

All violations disclosed were settled for $1,600.