Phillips & Cohen attorney Amy Easton is quoted in an Associated Press article about the Department of Justice’s decision to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Phillips & Cohen against a West Virginia hospital.
“The law generally requires that the amount of compensation hospitals pay doctors excludes from consideration the volume and value of patient referrals from those doctors,” said Amy Easton, a whistleblower attorney and partner in Phillips & Cohen’s Washington, DC office, in a statement. “This restriction is important so that doctors recommend treatment plans based on what’s best for patients rather than what’s best for profits.”
Read the full article, “Federal government intervenes in hospital whistleblower suit,” on the Associated Press’ website.
The AP story is also published in The Miami Herald, Raleigh’s The News & Observer, and on Harrisonburg’s WHSV.