Community Health Pays $75M To End Whistleblower FCA Suit

By Kat Greene (February 2, 2015, 4:42 PM EST) -- A unit of Community Health Systems Inc. and three New Mexico hospitals will pay $75 million to end a long-running and contentious False Claims Act suit over whether the company tricked the government into matching donations it made, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.

Community Health Systems Professional Services Corp. will shell out the money to end litigation first launched in 2005, but it didn't admit to the allegations, according to the Justice Department. CHS had been accused of making Medicaid-related donations that funded the state's Medicaid reimbursement payments to the hospitals, court records show.

"Congress expressly intended that states...

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