Law360 includes Phillips & Cohen partner Edward Arens‘ comments in its coverage of the $37.5 million settlement of a Phillips & Cohen whistleblower lawsuit against Prime Healthcare, its CEO and a cardiologist. The qui tam complaint alleged kickbacks, Stark Law violations and Medicare billing fraud.
Edward H. Arens, an attorney for Mansukhani, said in a statement that “doctors are permitted to sell their practices to hospitals and other competitors, but the payment must be for fair market value.”
“Throwing inflated sums of money at doctors for their medical practices and salaries as a hidden way to get patient referrals isn’t allowed,” Arens said.
Read the entire article, “Calif. Hospital Chain, Docs Paying $37.5M In Kickback Deal,” on Law360’s website.