New York Hospital Appears to be Under Investigation for Possible Health Care Fraud and Kickbacks

Westchester Medical Center received a subpoena on January 31, 2007 from Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asking for information going back to 1997, primarily related to the hospital’s relationships with its doctors.  Under Stark and  anti-kickback laws, hospitals are not permitted to give physicians inducements for patient referrals.

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