Corporate Compliance

Missouri health care system to pay $60M to settle False Claims Act allegations

Compliance Monitor, July 23, 2008

Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, a health care system headquartered in Springfield, Mo., will pay $60 million and enter into a corporate integrity agreement to settle allegations the company violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law between 1996 and 2005.
                
According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) release, Cox allegedly entered into illegal financial agreements with physician group Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, Inc., that induced referrals to Cox facilities. The DOJ also alleges Cox included non-reimbursable costs on its Medicare cost reports and improperly billed for services provided to dialysis patients.
 
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