Sutter Health to pay $45M for kickback, Medicare violations

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sutter Health agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of paying doctors in exchange for patient referrals and resolve other violations, federal officials said Friday.

The company agreed to pay $30.5 to settle a 2014 lawsuit filed by the government and Laurie Hanvey, a whistleblower who once worked for Sutter as its compliance officer.

The Department of Justice said Sutter also agreed to pay more than $15 million to resolve other violations that resulted from its investigation, including double-billing Medicare.

The suit remained sealed until Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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