HMA Paid Kickbacks For Doctor Referrals, FCA Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 6:23 PM EST) -- Health Management Associates Inc. and some of its facilities paid illegal kickbacks to referring physicians and submitted false claims to federal and state health programs in the process, according to a suit unsealed in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday.

Florida-based HMA, which runs 55 hospitals in more than a dozen states, paid doctors to direct their patients to facilities owned by HMA, according to the suit filed by relators George Miller, the former CEO of HMA-run Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and Michael Metts, who served as Lancaster...
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