Healthcare News & Insights

Government intervenes in kickback lawsuit against Tenet and HMA

The gauntlet has been thrown down now that the government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA). 

Hospital chain nailed in billing scam involving the homeless

Treating the homeless for free sounds like an honorable thing to do. But what if a hospital was paying people to find the homeless, giving them unnecessary treatments and then billing the government for them? Sounds like major fraud. But no one would do that, right?

Kickbacks cost hospitals $2.6M in settlement with feds

A whistle-blowing cardiologist has cost two hospitals millions to settle claims that they engaged in an illegal kickback-for-referral scheme.