5 Ways To Avoid FCA Trouble In Hospital-Doc Lease Deals

Law360, New York (March 27, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A steady stream of multimillion-dollar penalties levied by federal authorities over improper rental contracts between hospitals and doctors shows that even well-meaning providers still get tripped up by the tricky interplay of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and False Claims Act when it comes to real estate arrangements.

Dicey lease deals have factored in numerous FCA matters over the past year, including a $4 million settlement involving Montana hospital St. James Healthcare, a $16.5 million fine against hospital chain HCA Holdings Inc. and a $25.5 million payout by Utah...
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