Legal Question in Health Care Law in Oklahoma

Can a hospital force an entity with which it has an affiliation agreement to keep the entity's patients in the hospital's network?

Asked on 12/13/11, 8:00 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Wayne Allison Allison Legal, LLC

It depends on the relationship between the hospital and the entity and is governed by a complex body of federal law. If done improperly the violations possibly include Stark self referral laws, Anti-Kickback (criminal), and the False Claims Act (and all associated regulations). The analysis is not simple, so without more it is really impossible to give a simple answer.

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Answered on 12/13/11, 11:30 am


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