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Whistleblower suit charges hospital paid kickbacks

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has intervened in a False Claims Act suit alleging that Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, paid kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. The complaint claims that these prohibited activities occurred between 1994 and 2001, resulting in over $38 million in payments from Medicare and Medicaid.

The Associated Press story was published in the September 9, 2004 issue of the Sun Herald.

 

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