Another case of illegal kickbacks where doctors receive illegal payments for steering their patients in a certain direction has struck close to home. Illinois Attorney General recently intervened in a lawsuit against multiple Chicago radiology centers alleging illegal kickbacks to referring doctors. The complaint states that the radiology centers entered into sham agreements with Chicago doctors where the doctors would pay less for radiological services but charge the patient’s insurance a higher rate. The Chicago doctors would then keep the difference. The lawsuit asks the court to order the defendants to stop paying the illegal kickbacks and seeks monetary damages, restitution, and penalties.
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