St. John Health System Pays $13+M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

St. John Health System, Tulsa, Oklahoma, submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid that were tainted by the hospital’s relationship with referring physicians, according to the DoJ. Twenty-three payments were made by the hospital to individual physicians in return for their referrals in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits the payment of kickbacks for the referral of services that are paid for under a federal health care program and can trigger False Claims Act liability.

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