Former CEO of Hospital Chain to Pay $3.46 Million to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations
Gary D. Newsome, former CEO of Health Management Associates LLC (HMA), a hospital chain that was headquartered in Naples, Florida, has agreed to pay the United States $3.46 million to settle allegations that he caused HMA to knowingly submit false claims to government health care programs by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly, outpatient basis, the Department of Justice announced. The settlement also resolves allegations that Newsome caused HMA to pay remuneration to Emergency Department (ED) physicians in return for referrals.
- Date:April 30, 2019
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions