Hospital System Will Pay $84.5M To End FCA Kickback Claims

Law360 (August 2, 2018, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A hospital system in the Detroit area has agreed to pay $84.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to physicians in exchange for patient referrals and billed false claims, defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Under the settlement, Beaumont Health will pay $82.74 million to the federal government and $1.76 million to the state of Michigan, the DOJ said in a news release. The hospital system will also be subject to a review of its referral arrangements by an independent review organization under a corporate integrity agreement it entered into with the U.S....

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