The Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon Hospital Settles Whistleblower Charges of Operating an Unlicensed Alcoholism Treatment Facility and “Patient Brokering;” Agrees To Pay Government $2.65 Million; It Received “Several Millions” From Medicaid For Treating Substance Abuse Patients Illegally Referred by Consultant That Received Approximately $60,000 Per Month In Kickbacks, According To Complaint


NEW YORK CITY — A New York hospital today agreed to pay $2.65 million to settle charges that over a seven-year period it operated an unlicensed alcoholism treatment facility which took in several million dollars in Medicaid payments and kicked back approximately $60,000 per month to a firm that “brokered” the patients referred to it, according to attorneys Timothy J. McInnis and David A. Koenigsberg, who represent the whistleblower who brought the healthcare fraud allegations to the Government.

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Related filed court documents:
Mount Vernon Hospital Qui Tam News Release (PDF)
Mount Vernon Hospital Complaint
Mount Vernon Hospital Settlement Agreement
Mount Vernon Hospital Consent Judgment

 



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