Mo. Hospitals To Pay $2.2M To Settle FCA Claims

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 5:22 PM EST) -- Missouri hospital operators St. John's Mercy Health System and St. John's Health System Inc. will pay more than $2.2 million to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare for toenail trimmings and debridements.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri on Tuesday announced the civil settlement over the purported claims submitted for routine foot care at six St. John's hospitals across the state — claims that the government contended weren't medically necessary or covered under Medicare or...
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