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Importantly, both of these letters were issued AFTER Forest's settlement with the US Department of Justice in September 2010 regarding similar unethical sales practices pursuant to which Forest pled guilty to a felony charge, paid over $300 million in fines and signed a 5-year Corporate Integrity Agreement to resolve these matters.
Byline: THE NEW MEXICAN Physician appointed to report on quality of care in facilities The New Mexican One result of a six-year investigation into nursing operations in Missouri was a Corporate Integrity Agreement that affects Cathedral Rock's New Mexico nursing homes.
The company also entered into a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.
While none of these cases has gone to trial, they all resulted in significant settlement payments (ranging from $50,000 to $675,000) and the imposition of strict Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) on the nursing homes.
The corporate integrity agreement is intended to assure the government of the company's overall Medicare compliance, and covers diagnostic coding issues, laboratory billing and the two civil issues still to be resolved -- physician relations and cost reports.
To resolve the allegations, a health care provider usually enters into a corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the HHS.
Risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to materially differ from those described in forward-looking statements include those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including those described in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and our subsequently filed quarterly report under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere), and the impact of our settlement of the federal investigation into our consulting arrangements with orthopaedic surgeons relating to our hip and knee products in the United States, including our compliance with the Deferred Prosecution Agreement through September 2011 (which could be extended) and the Corporate Integrity Agreement through September 2015.
Users can filter agreements by Party, Type of Health Care Entity, Alleged Violation, Settlement Amount, Effective Date, and presence of a Related Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).