Feds Seek $237M False Claims Award Against SC Hospital

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The federal government said Wednesday that a South Carolina hospital system should pay $237 million — the minimum recovery after a federal jury found that it defrauded Medicare — but added it was open to a smaller settlement since the system's pockets might not be deep enough.

On May 8, a South Carolina jury found that the Sumter, S.C.-area Tuomey Healthcare System Inc. had violated the False Claims Act and the Stark Law, which limits physical referrals, by submitting 21,730 false claims to Medicare, causing it...
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