Mercy agreed to pay $34 mil­lion to set­tle claims it fraud­u­lently billed Medi­care as a re­sult of im­proper physi­cian com­pen­sa­tion prac­tices over a five-year pe­riod.

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The whis­tle-blower law­suit, filed by a former Mercy physi­cian, al­leges a Mercy hos­pi­tal and clinic sub­mit­ted false claims to Medi­care for che­mother­apy ser­vices be­tween 2009 and 2014. The suit claims that the Ch­ester­field, Mo.based sys­tem violated the Stark law by tak­ing into ac­count pa­tient re­fer­rals to its in­fu­sion cen­ter when it paid on­col­o­gists.

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