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News Briefs: January 13, 2020

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Jan. 7 it has filed a False Claims Act[1] lawsuit[2] against Community Health Network, an integrated health care system in central Indiana, alleging it violated the Stark Law.[3] DOJ alleges Community Health Network has compensation relationships with some physicians that are above fair market value and that the health system paid bonuses if the physicians met a minimum target of referral revenues. The complaint was set in motion by a whistleblower. The health system told the IndyStar newspaper it denied wrongdoing.

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