Hospital chain that owns Venice Regional Bayfront Health agrees to pay $260 million for inflated ER billing rates, billing irregularities, and physician referrals – CNBC
Health Management Associates has agreed to pay more than $260 million to settle fraud charges that included paying kickbacks to physicians and ripping off federal health programs, the Justice Department said.
HMA, which was acquired by the for-profit hospital Community Health Systems in 2014, paid physicians in exchange for patient referrals and submitted inflated claims for emergency department fees to federal health insurance programs, prosecutors said.
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