DOJ: California Hospital To Pay $3.2M To Settle Claims Over Illegal Referrals

(January 20, 2016, 1:00 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Jan. 15 that a California hospital has agreed to pay $3.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Stark Law and False Claims Act by maintaining financial arrangements with referring physicians.

The agency said in a press release about the settlement that Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., maintained financial arrangements with community-based physicians and physician groups that violated Medicare’s prohibition on financial relationships between hospitals and referring physicians.

The DOJ explained in the press...
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