Intermountain Health Care pays U.S. $25.5 Million to settle False Claims allegations of improper relationships with for referring docs

Intermountain Health Care Inc. will pay the government $25.5 million to settle claims it violated the Stark Statute and False Claims Act by having improper relationships with referring physicians. The Stark Law restricts financial relationships between hospitals have with doctors who refer patients to them. The government alleged that the hospital had improper employment agreements with doctors in which they received bonuses tied to the value of some of their patient referrals. Jeffrey Newman respresents whistleblowers.