Updated 04/16/13 – 4:18 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal authorities have arrested the owner of Sacred Heart Hospital on the West Side, as well as another top executive and four doctors, for an alleged kickback scheme.
Federal prosecutors said the scheme involved the doctors receiving more than $225,000 in cash, along with other forms of payment, for referring patients on Medicare and Medicaid to the hospital. In exchange, the hospital ended up getting millions in reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid for patients referred to the hospital.
Tuesday morning, FBI agents raided the hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd., executing search warrants as part of the criminal probe.