Halifax Pays $85 Million to Resolve Improper Physician Compensation Arrangement Claims Brought by Employee-Whistleblower

Halifax Pays $85 Million to Resolve Improper Physician Compensation Arrangement Claims Brought by Employee-Whistleblower

Apr 28, 2014

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Brownstein Client Alert, April 28, 2014

Since January 2009, the DOJ has recovered more than $13.4 billion through False Claims Act cases involving fraud against federal health care programs, and last month, Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing, Inc. (collectively, “Halifax”) became the most recent contributor. Halifax recently settled with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for $85 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law.

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