Mass. Hospital Network Accused Of Medcaid Billing Fraud

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 6:17 PM EST) -- A former employee's whistleblower suit unsealed Friday in Massachusetts federal court accuses hospital system Partners Healthcare System Inc. of fraudulently billing Medicaid for emergency room services — including billing that led to an $4.1 million overpayment — and firing the employee after she uncovered the alleged fraud.

Carol McCormick, who worked for Partners from 2000 to 2011, claims she informed her supervisors shortly after joining the company that it was improperly billing Medicaid for emergency room hospital stays by failing to account when a hospital stay...
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