Ky. Hospital Pays $16.5M To End False Billing Claims

Law360, Washington (January 29, 2014, 4:37 PM EST) -- A unit of KentuckyOne Health Inc. has agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve whistleblower claims alleging it billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary heart procedures and violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

According to the government's allegations, a number of cardiologists associated with St. Joseph Health System Inc., owner of London, Ky.-based St. Joseph London Hospital, billed the government for numerous invasive cardiac procedures performed between January 2008 and August 2011 on Medicare and Medicaid patients who did not need...
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