Have a Claim?

Click here for a confidential contact or call:


September 13, 2017

Posted  November 27, 2017

MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates the two Queens hospitals Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians.  These relationships took the form of compensation and office lease arrangements that did not comply with the requirements of the Stark Law, which restricts the financial relationships that hospitals may have with doctors who refer patients to them.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Dr. Satish Deshpande.  Dr. Deshpande will receive a whistleblower award of $600,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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