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Update: Covenant Medical Center to Pay U.S. $4.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Date:8/25/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa has agreed to pay the United States $4.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice announced today.

This settlement resolves allegations that Covenant submitted false claims to Medicare by having financial relationships with five physicians that violated the Stark Law. The Stark Law prohibits a hospital from profiting from referrals of patients made by a physician with whom the hospital has an improper compensation arrangement. An arrangement is improper if a physician is paid above fair market value for their services and that compensation is not commercially reasonable. The Stark Law is intended to ensure that physicians' medical judgments are not compromised by improper financial incentives and are based solely on the best interests of the patient.

The United States alleged that Covenant violated the Stark Law by paying commercially unreasonable compensation, far above fair market value, to five employed physicians who referred their patients to Covenant for treatment. These physicians were among the highest paid hospital-employed physicians not just in Iowa, but in the entire United States.

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Division, stated, "Health care providers must act in the best interests of their patients. The Justice Department will protect patients by pursuing hospitals that have improper financial relationships with physicians."

"This payment is the largest ever related to claims of health care fraud in the Northern District of Iowa," said U.S. Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth of the Northern District of Iowa. "We are actively working with our investigative partners to ensure Medicare funds are properly spent, and we will continue to aggressively pursue all type
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