Corporate Compliance

Christ Hospital enters five-year CIA to resolve anti-kickback case

Compliance Monitor, November 3, 2010

The Christ Hospital (TCH) of Cincinnati, OH, and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) entered into a corporate integrity agreement (CIA) that allows TCH to continue participating in federal healthcare programs, according to an OIG press release.

TCH reached a settlement with the OIG on May 21, 2010 settle allegations that the hospital violated the anti-kickback statute. According to the OIG, TCH improperly rewarded cardiologists for referring patients to the hospital.

Under the terms of the five-year CIA, TCH is required to:

  • Implement compliance measures
  • Hire an outside reviewer of its financial relationships with physicians
  • Be monitored by OIG
  • Have a committee of the Board of Trustees annually review the company’s compliance program and certify its effectiveness

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