Hospital Settles False Claims Act Complaint after Criminal Conviction

August 15th, 2011 by Qui Tam

Following the conviction of cardiologist Dr. John R. McLean on six charges of health care fraud offenses, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle allegations that the hospital failed to prevent the doctor from inserting medically unnecessary cardiac stents. The $1.8 million settlement is being paid under the False Claims Act. The hospital has also agreed to pay back monies received from federal health benefit programs for the medically unnecessary stents.

For more information see:  http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/22e8b43c57b2406cbb34e934101da710/MD–Questionable-Stents/

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