Although recruiting physicians into existing practices is a time-honored way for hospitals to bolster their staffs, hospitals and physicians may need to rethink this practice in light of increased scrutiny from federal regulators. In June 2003, federal prosecutors filed charges against Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and its former chief executive, Barry Weinbaum, alleging that they had "bribed" doctors with relocation agreements in exchange for the doctors' referral of patients. The charges against Alvarado may not be an isolated event.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
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