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Avanti Hospitals Llc, and Its Owners Agree to Pay $8.1 Million to Settle Allegations of Making Illegal Payments in Exchange for Referrals

Jan 31, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

The Department of Justice announced that on Dec. 28, 2018 Los Angeles-based Avanti Hospitals LLC (Avanti) and six of its owners will pay the federal government $8.1 million to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting, or causing Avantis subsidiary, Memorial Hospital of Gardena (Gardena Hospital), to submit false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs for medical services referred by a physician who received kickbacks and other improper payments from Gardena and o...