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April 29, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

The Hospital Authority of Irwin County (ICH) and several doctors agreed to pay $520,000 to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law and related Georgia Medicaid policies in connection with the amount of compensation paid by ICH to one of the doctors, ICH’s leases with the doctors, and the supervision of certain diagnostic imaging services at ICH.  The allegations first arose in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Connie Brogdon and Summer Holland under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act.  They will receive an undisclosed portion of the settlement payment.  DOJ

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