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May 25, 2023, 6:42 PM

Boston Hospital Pays $5.7 Million Over Referral Law Violations

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear, agreed to pay more than $5.7 million to resolve allegations that seven of their physician compensation plans violated federal law, according to a Wednesday news release.

The Boston-based specialty hospital allegedly violated the Physician Self-Referral Law in its compensation practices for 44 doctors, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

The Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law, doesn’t allow physicians to refer patients to receive “designated health services” payable by Medicare from entities that have a financial relationship with the physician, the US Attorney’s Office said.

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