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May 18, 2017

Posted  May 30, 2017

Missouri health care providers Mercy Hospital Springfield and its affiliate Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities agreed to pay $34 million to settle charges they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former Mercy physician Dr. Viran Roger Holden.  Dr. Holden will receive a whistleblower award of $5,440,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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