Missouri Hospital Agrees to Pay United States $5.5 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations
Two Southwest Missouri health care providers have agreed to pay the United States $5.5 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the Justice Department announced today. The two providers are Mercy Health Springfield Communities, formerly known as St. John's Health System Inc., which owns and operates a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, and its affiliate, Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, formerly known as St. John's Clinic, which operates health care facilities in southwest Missouri.
- Date:August 13, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions