Baylor Hospital Inks Medicare FCA Settlement With DOJ

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 5:47 PM EST) -- Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has paid $900,000 to settle employees’ False Claims Act allegations that it ripped off Medicare by billing for specialized radiation treatments that were delivered without physician supervision, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

The 1,000-bed hospital, which denied any wrongdoing, from 2006 to 2010 aimed to “maximize profits at the expense of patient safety” by allowing doctors to tend to other duties when radiation doses were being delivered, according to a whistleblower complaint in which the federal government partially...
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