The OIG has wrapped up a successful year, recovering an expected $4.9 billion dollars for US taxpayers.
Looking back over the year, we take note of the following points of interest:
- Over 4,000 individuals or entities were newly excluded in 2014.
- The OIG collected a total of $9,052,406.21 in exclusion-related fines over the course of the year.
- The average fine for this year was $164,589.20.
- California logged the most fines this year at $2,978,821. Texas came in second at $1,098,351.
- 20 states finished the year without any fines at all.
- In addition to fines meted out to medical providers and facilities, fines were also levied on counties.
- Partnership with excluded ambulance companies accounted for some of this year’s fines.