Sutter Health pays $30M in lawsuit. Exposing Misconduct.

Sutter Health pays $30M in lawsuit

November 15, 2019

Healthcare services provider Sutter Health will pay $30.5 million in a lawsuit filed by a former compliance officer alleging fraud and kickbacks, though Sutter did not admit laibility and points out there was no finding that the company violated anti-kickback laws.

Laurie Hanvey, a former compliance officer with Sutter Medical Center, filed a lawsuit in 2014 under the federal False Claims Act alleging Sutter Health paid kickbacks to Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons Medical Group. According to the allegations, Sutter Health, from September 2012 through September 2014, knowingly provided Sacramento Cardiovascular kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals to Sutter for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

“The settlement agreement provides that Sutter and Sacramento Cardiovascular will receive a release from the whistleblower of her fraud allegations for limited claims and limited time periods in the case,” said Michael Hirst, Hanvey’s attorney of the Hirst Law Group.

Read more here.
The materials on this website are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice, legal opinion or any other advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Readers should not act or refrain from acting upon this information without seeking professional advice. Transmission of information on or by use of this website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship between the sender and receiver.
Mobile Menu