One of my physicians asked me this question for one of his colleagues. Please send me in the right direction!

A federally-funded clinic always admits patients to the hospital under one certain physician-even if the history and physical was done by another physician. This same senior physician gets payment for each patient that is admitted, with the payments never going to the actual physician that did the work. Can anyone tell me if this is a legal practice in the federally-funded clinics? I know that is not how we do things at our clinic!

I appreciate your help.