Texas Hospital Settles Criminal FCA Kickback Claims

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Texas-based Forest Park Medical Center LLC has paid more than $258,000 to settle allegations that it gave physicians kickbacks for referring military retirees and other federal health care program patients, in violation of the False Claims Act, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The federal government won't prosecute Forest Park, which runs hospitals in Dallas, Frisco and Southlake, after they reached a nonprosecution agreement in which Forest Park has agreed to select an independent monitor who will address compliance issues and review and evaluate inpatient and outpatient claims...
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