Aurora to pay $12 million to settle allegations of improper compensation. Exposing Misconduct.

Aurora to pay $12 million to settle allegations of improper compensation

December 11, 2018

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) – Aurora Health Care, Inc. has agreed to pay $12 million to the United States and State of Wisconsin to settle allegations it submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of federal law.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin says Aurora allegedly violated the False Claims Act in violation of the Stark Law.

The alleged violations were uncovered after whistleblowers came forward and filed a lawsuit over improper compensation.

The Stark Law states the government will not pay for health services ordered by doctors who have “improper financial relationships with entities to whom they refer patients because such financial relationships can compromise the physicians’ professional judgment,” reads a statement from the U.S. Attorney.

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