NJ Hospital To Pay $12.5M To End FCA Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 6:41 PM EST) -- New Jersey hospital operator The Cooper Health System will pay $12.5 million to settle allegations that it made improper payments to doctors for patient referrals in violation of False Claims Act anti-kickback provisions, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Under the terms of the settlement, filed in New Jersey federal court and unsealed Thursday, Cooper will pay the U.S. just under $10.3 million and New Jersey just over $2.3 million, ending claims it made improper payments to doctors under so-called consulting and compensation agreements in...
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