Record settlement for kickback allegations
In September 2015, W&G recovered a record settlement of $118.7M against hospital chain involving physician referrals to hospitals. This Stark case was filed by W&G for an executive with inside knowledge regarding illegal physician compensation schemes that created improper financial incentives to physicians for the referral of Government beneficiaries.
The whistleblower in this case was a corporate Adventist executive. She had direct and unfettered access to the officers who controlled the hospital chain. Because of her position within the company, she was able to provide very powerful documents and information to the Government. The abuses she detailed on her complaint were systemic and ultimately proven to exist in Adventist hospitals in several states.