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October 3, 2016

Posted  October 24, 2016

Major hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corporation and two of its Atlanta-area subsidiaries, Atlanta Medical Center Inc. and North Fulton Medical Center Inc., agreed to pay over $513 million to resolve charges they violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback statute through illegal kickbacks it paid in exchange for patient referrals.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Ralph Williams under the qui tam provisions of the federal and Georgia False Claims Acts.  Mr. Williams will receive a whistleblower award of approximately $84 million from the proceeds of the federal and state civil recoveries.  DOJ

Tagged in: Anti-Kickback and Stark, FCA Federal, Healthcare Fraud, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,