NJ Hospital To Pay $9M For Improper Medicare Billing

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey hospital operator has agreed to pay about $9 million to settle federal claims that one of its medical centers fraudulently billed Medicare for inpatient services, authorities announced Thursday.

The civil settlement with AHS Hospital Corp., Atlantic Health System Inc. and Overlook Medical Center — which partially resolves a False Claims Act suit brought by former employees of the hospital — also calls for a five-year corporate integrity agreement to prevent future improper billings.

"Proper billing ensures fair compensation and protects Medicare dollars that...
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