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Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Claiming Florida Hospital Network Operates Illegal Kickback Scheme

Braxton Padgett Wednesday, 06 December 2017
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A Florida hospital network is facing a lawsuit for allegedly orchestrating an illegal kickback scheme. According to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the hospital network, Naples Community Hospital, Inc., substantially overpays physicians with the expectation that those physicians refer patients to Naples Community Hospital clinics and hospitals. These referrals in turn generate millions of dollars in revenue for NCH from Medicare and Medic...
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