DOJ Wants In On FCA, Kickback Suit Against Hospital

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania federal court for permission to intervene in a False Claims Act suit accusing hospital operator Bradford Regional Medical Center, V&S Medical Associates LLC and two doctors of engaging in a kickback scheme to pay doctors for patient referrals.

The move comes after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled in November 2010 that the health care providers had violated the Stark Act because of their referral agreement, but found that there was not enough evidence to prove they...
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