Navigation Links
Los Angeles' Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Pays $3 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations
Date:12/1/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a sports medicine clinic in Los Angeles, has agreed to pay the United States $3 million to settle allegations that it received illegal kickbacks from HealthSouth Corporation, the Justice Department announced today.

The settlement resolves allegations that HealthSouth paid kickbacks to Kerlan Jobe in the form of stock option grants, donations to the Kerlan Jobe Foundation, loan forgiveness on an equipment lease, and a disproportionately high ownership interest in a jointly owned ambulatory surgery center. In exchange for the illegal kickbacks, Kerlan Jobe allegedly referred patients to HealthSouth facilities. As a condition of continued participation in government healthcare programs, Kerlan Jobe was required to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to address Kerlan Jobe's financial relationships with referral recipients.

"People are entitled to trust the advice they receive from their health care providers," said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice's Civil Division. "When kickbacks are involved, the integrity of that advice is undermined."

This settlement follows a December 2007 settlement between the United States and HealthSouth in which HealthSouth paid the United States approximately $14.7 million to resolve HealthSouth's liability for improper financial relationships with Kerlan Jobe and an Alabama sports medicine clinic, which HealthSouth's then-new management self-reported to the government.

"Lining the pockets of physicians corrupts clinical judgment and will not be tolerated," said George Cardona, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. "This settlement serves as a reminder that federal health care program beneficiaries' referrals should be based on quality of care for the patient, not the financial benefit for any physician or healthcare company."

Assistant Attorney General West noted that the investigation was a collaborative effort by the Civil Division of the Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Jewish Federation Unveils Blueprint to End Hunger in Los Angeles
2. Skirball Hospice, a Program of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Marks National Hospice Month by Encouraging Community Awareness of End-Of-Life Programs
3. Actress Mariska Hargitay and the Joyful Heart Foundation Join philosophy to Serve Women in Crisis Throughout Los Angeles County
4. Explorers Bounty Contributing Charitable Bounty to Great Chefs of Los Angeles Event
5. New Census Reveals Decline in Greater Los Angeles Homelessness
6. YWCA Greater Los Angeles Presents Black & White Benefactrix Ball
7. Aegis Health Group Tapped by White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles to Help Strengthen Local Physician Relationships
8. United Way Homeless Study Exposes Cost of Living on Streets in Los Angeles
9. Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Celebrates Champions of Choice at Politics, Sex & Cocktails
10. Los Angeles fast-food restaurant ban unlikely to cut obesity, study finds
11. Bridges To Recovery, a one of a Kind Los Angeles Facility Providing In-Patient Psychiatric Treatment Acquires License To Provide Additional Beds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand ... new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is ... The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online details ... to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only the ... and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: