Tag archive: settlements

False Claims Act Update – 16 Hospitals to Pay $15.69M Related to Medically Unnecessary Psychotherapy Services

On May 7, 2015, the Department of Justice reported settlement with 16 separate hospitals for medically unnecessary or unreasonable psychotherapy services. The claims under scrutiny were Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP) services, which represent a variety of treatment methods. The services, while billed to Medicare by the providers, were performed on the providers’ behalf by Allegiance…

Anti-Kickback Law is serious – DaVita to pay $389 million to settle anti-kickback claims

DaVita HealthCare Partners said it will pay $389 million to settle criminal and civil anti-kickback investigations and plans to end joint ventures with kidney doctors involving 28 dialysis clinics.  A statement DaVita released Tuesday said the settlement will include payment of about $389 million, the appointment of an independent compliance monitor and new restrictions on…

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