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MedStar Health OKs $35M settlement over kickbacks for referrals

MedStar Health Inc. has agreed to pay $35 million to settle claims by the federal government that it paid kickbacks disguised as professional service agreements in exchange for referrals from a cardiology practice.

According to a U.S. Department of Justice March 21 news release, MedStar Health Inc., in Columbia, Maryland, along with Baltimore’s MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, paid the kickbacks for referrals for procedures such as cardiac surgery and other cardiology procedures.

“Patients rightly expect their doctors will make recommendations based on sound medical practice – not payoffs that too …

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