Ohio's Marion General Pays $1.2M to Settle Stark Violations

Marion (Ohio) General Hospital has agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve self-reported allegations of the Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, according to a Marion Star report.

The violations, which took place between 2003 and 2009, were self reported by the hospital to the U.S. Attorney General's office earlier this year.

The violations included a number of financial relationships with physicians that did not involve a written contract. Specifically, the hospital provided an after-hours answering service and medical waste disposal services to independent physicians at below-market rates and provided payment without a written contract to independent physicians who treated uninsured patients, among other violations.

The hospital claimed that none of the violations were intentional, according to the report.

Read the Marion Star report on Marion General Hospital.

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