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HCA Inc., one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains, has agreed to pay the United States and the state of Tennessee $16.5 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Statute, the Department of Justice announced today. As alleged in the settlement agreement, during 2007, HCA, through its subsidiaries Parkridge Medical Center, located in Chattanooga, Tenn., and HCA Physician Services (HCAPS), headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., entered into a series of financial transactions with a physician group, Diagnostic Associates of Chattanooga, through which it provided financial benefits intended to induce the physician members of Diagnostic to refer patients to HCA facilities. These financial transactions included rental payments for office space leased from Diagnostic at a rate well in excess of fair market value in order to assist Diagnostic members to meet their mortgage obligations and a release of Diagnostic members from a separate lease obligation. The Stark Statute...

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The OIG alleged that NESH paid remuneration to two physicians in the form of: 1) free, or less than fair market value, space and staff; 2) payment for services not performed and services performed pursuant to expired agreements; and 3) paid remuneration to a physicians group in the form of payment for services not performed and services performed without a written agreement.

The United States has reached a settlement with Memorial Health Care System, Inc. (Memorial), the nonprofit corporation that operates Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Memorial Hixson Hospital (formerly known as Memorial North Park Hospital)

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After it self-disclosed to the OIG, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (Good Samaritan), New York, agreed to pay $604,780.73 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks.

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After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (Good Samaritan) and South Bay OB/GYN (South Bay), New York, agreed to pay $1,753,447.40 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK— United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that his office has settled a False Claims Act matter involving allegations that Cayuga Medical Center
of Ithaca, New York, submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid in connection with improper physician recruitment agreements entered into between Cayuga Medical Center and various medical practices. The State of New York also participated in the settlement. Under the terms of the
agreement, Cayuga Medical Center agreed to pay a total sum of $3,576,056.00. Of that amount, the State of New York will receive $426,305.00, and federal health care programs will recover $3,149,751.00.

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After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, City Hospital, Inc., The Charles Town General Hospital d/b/a Jefferson Memorial Hospital, and West Virginia University Hospitals-East, Inc. (collectively respondents), West Virginia, agreed to pay $949,595

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After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (GSHMC), New York, agreed to pay $55,018.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks.

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After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center (St. Catherine), New York, agreed to pay $2,596,014 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks.

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After it self-disclosed conduct to the OIG, County of Monterey d/b/a Natividad Medical Center (NMC), California, agreed to pay $174,508.46 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law provisions applicable to physician self-referrals and kickbacks.

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