Ky. Hospital Pays $16.5M To End False Billing Claims

Law360, Washington (January 29, 2014, 4:37 PM EST) -- A unit of KentuckyOne Health Inc. has agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve whistleblower claims alleging it billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary heart procedures and violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

According to the government's allegations, a number of cardiologists associated with St. Joseph Health System Inc., owner of London, Ky.-based St. Joseph London Hospital, billed the government for numerous invasive cardiac procedures performed between January 2008 and August 2011 on Medicare and Medicaid patients who did not need them, in violation of the False Claims Act.

"We all rely on health care providers...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS