Four Area Hospitals to Pay Millions to Resolve Ambulance Swapping Allegations
HOUSTON - Four Houston-area hospitals have agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle allegations they received kickbacks from various ambulance companies in exchange for rights to the hospitals' more lucrative Medicare and Medicaid transport referrals. The hospitals are all affiliated with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and include Bayshore Medical Center, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, West Houston Medical Center and East Houston Regional Medical Center.
- Date:October 4, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions