Hill-Rom Settles Medicare Fraud Case For $42M

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Hill-Rom Co. Inc. on Tuesday reached a $41.8 million settlement to end a False Claims Act suit alleging it overbilled Medicare for specialized durable medical equipment, in the largest-ever fraud recovery by federal prosecutors in Tennessee.

Hill-Rom, one of the largest suppliers of durable medical equipment in the U.S., knowingly and falsely charged the federal government for bed support surfaces used to treat pressure ulcers or bed sores, submitting claims on behalf of patients for whom the equipment was not medically necessary, patients who had died...
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