Hospital Execs, Docs Arrested Over Medicare Kickbacks

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT) -- The owner and a top executive of Chicago’s Sacred Heart Hospital were arrested on Tuesday, along with four doctors, for allegedly engaging in an illegal kickback scheme involving the referral of patients insured by Medicare and Medicaid to the hospital.

Arrested were Sacred Heart owner and CEO Edward J. Novak, 58, of Park Ridge, Ill., Sacred Heart Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Roy M. Payawal, 64, of Burr Ridge, Ill., physicians Venkateswara R. Kuchipudi, 66, of Oak Brook, Ill., Percy Conrad May, 75, of...
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