MedStar Health agreed to pay the United States government $35 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act.
MedStar Health allegedly paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates (MACVA) under the guise of professional services agreements. In exchange, it will receive referrals to Union Memorial and Franklin Square Hospitals for lucrative cardiovascular procedures. The non-profit health system allegedly paid kickbacks from January 1, 2006 to July 31, 2011.
Additionally, it allegedly received Medicare payments from January 1, 2006 until December 28, 2012 for medically unnecessary stents performed by Dr. John Wang.Read more here.