Catholic Health Services of Long Island Agrees to $2.35M Settlement for Alleged Kickbacks

Catholic Health Services of Long Island, based in Rockville, N.Y., has agreed to pay upwards of $2.35 million to federal regulators after one of its hospitals reported questionable financial relationships with some of its physicians.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, N.Y., disclosed the financial relationships to the HHS Office of Inspector General after an internal review, according to the report. The OIG said the hospital agreed to pay more than $1.75 million for "paying remuneration" to an OB/GYN practice that was more than fair market value, as the hospital "did not account for the value of the benefits of malpractice insurance payments," according to the report.

Also, the hospital self-disclosed that it paid remuneration to a physician in the form of salary and benefits for leadership, teaching and administrative services. The salary and benefits were allegedly more than fair market value, which is in violation the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The hospital agreed to pay roughly $605,000.

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