Imaging center settles Medicaid fraud allegation alleged illegal kickbacks: Associated Press Business News – MSN Money

The payment of illegal kickbacks for medical referrals is considered “fee splitting”, and can lead to severe penalties. This, among other charges were laid against this facility. Not only are they illegal, they unnecessarily increase the cost of care.

In addition to the billing issue, Serra and West allege CDI provided illegal kickbacks to doctors for referrals, defrauded Medicare by not requiring written doctors’ orders for some examinations, and engaged in a conspiracy to defraud the health care system.

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