SC Hospital Must Pay $276M In Medicare Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Tuomey Healthcare System Inc. was hit with more than $276 million in damages and fines by a South Carolina federal court Monday in the wake of a May jury finding that the Sumter-based hospital system defrauded Medicare of $39 million by submitting false claims.

U.S. District Judge Margaret Seymour approved the government’s request for a civil penalty award or more than $237 million under the False Claims Act and $39 million in actual damages against Tuomey in light of the jury’s assessment of the value of...
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