Gary Lang, a CEO of an Atlanta-area hospital and Tracey Cota, the co-owner and chief operating officer of the Atlanta-based medical clinic chain Hispanic Medical Management, pleaded guilty for paying illegal kickbacks to clinics in exchange for Medicaid patient referrals. According to the government, Cota conspired with Lang and other executives from Atlanta-area hospitals and from a hospital on Hilton Head Island to pay kickbacks to Hispanic Medical Management for the referral of its patients, primarily undocumented Hispanic women seeking prenatal care services. These referrals ultimately resulted in Medicaid reimbursements of over $100 million to the hospitals. DOJ
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