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West Virginia Hospital Agrees to Pay $50 Million to Settle Allegations Concerning Improper Compensation to Referring Physicians

WASHINGTON - Wheeling Hospital, Inc., an acute care hospital located in Wheeling, West Virginia, has agreed to pay the United States a total of $50,000,000 to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting claims to the Medicare program that resulted from violations of the Physician Self-Referral Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Justice Department announced today.


Action Details

  • Date:September 9, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions