Client Alert - Covenant Settlement - Client Alert - Covenant settlement (00167486).PDF (PDF)
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Category:  < Health Care

This Client Alert addresses a recent settlement involving the compensation arrangements between an Iowa hospital and several specialists on its medical staff.  Significantly, the Department of Justice alleged that (i) the compensation arrangements did not reflect fair market value for the physicians’ services and were not commercially reasonable, and thus violated the Stark Law; and (ii) consequently, reimbursement claims for designated health services referred by the physicians constituted “false claims,” under the Federal False Claims Act. 

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