7 latest False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law settlements

The following hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute or Stark Law since June.

1. Community Health Network settles false claims allegations for $20.3M
Community Health Network, a nonprofit system based in Indianapolis, agreed to pay $20.3 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

2. John Muir Health to pay $550k to settle whistle-blower lawsuit
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

3. DaVita settles whistle-blower lawsuit for $450M
Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners agreed to pay $450 million to resolve claims it violated the False Claims Act by wasting medication and then billing Medicare and Medicaid for it.

4. Nursing home to pay $17M to settle kickback allegations brought by former CFO
Miami-based Plaza Health Network, formerly Hebrew Homes Health Network, agreed to pay the federal government $17 million to settle allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute.

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

6. D.C. hospital to pay $12.9M to settle false claims allegations
Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center and its affiliated entities agreed to pay $12.9 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

7. Feds settle case with Community Health Systems hospital over kickbacks
Health Management Associates in Naples, Fla., and Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe, Ga., which are both owned by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, agreed to pay the federal government $595,155 to settle kickback allegations.

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