5 recent Stark Law settlements

The following hospitals and health systems entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of Stark Law in the past three months.

1. Adventist Health System to pay record-breaking $118.7M to settle improper physician compensation claims
Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System agreed to pay $118.7 million to the federal government and to the states of Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law.

2. Florida hospital district to pay $69.5M to settle Stark Law, False Clams Act allegations
North Broward Hospital District, a special taxing district of the state of Florida that operates hospitals and other healthcare facilities, agreed to pay the federal government $69.5 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law.

3. Georgia health system inks $35M deal to settle Stark Law, False Claims Act allegations
Columbus (Ga.) Regional Healthcare System agreed to pay $25 million, which will be divided between the federal government and the state of Georgia, to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to government healthcare programs in violation of Stark Law. Under the agreement, the system also agreed to additional contingent payments not to exceed $10 million.

4. NY hospital to pay $18.8M to settle kickback allegations
Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center agreed to pay the federal government $18.8 million for its alleged violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

5. Vanguard Health Systems to pay $2.9M to resolve false claims, kickback allegations
Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn., which was purchased by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in 2013, agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act and Stark Law.

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