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Hospital hit with $3.8M fine for fraud

Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in fines to settle allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The company, which owns Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital, didn’t admit to any liability.

Federal prosecutors allege the hospitals violated the Stark Law between 2005 to 2010 by using  improper compensation agreements with local doctors.  In addition to the fines, the three companies will also have to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into individuals who may have violated the law.

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