Fla. Hospital's Bonus Deal With Docs Not Proper, Judge Says

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 7:32 PM EST) -- A Florida federal court found Wednesday that Halifax Hospital Medical Center’s bonus arrangement with certain oncologists incentivized wrongful referrals, though it declined to rule on the government’s bid to recover $27 million for the alleged violations or its False Claims Act claims.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell partly granted the government’s partial summary judgment motion from May, agreeing with it that the defendants had not shown they met a Stark Law exception to escape the allegations, but said the court could not determine the extent...
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