450 Hospitals Pay $250M In Sweeping FCA Probe

Law360, New York (October 30, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT) -- More than 450 hospitals have agreed to False Claims Act settlements collectively worth $250 million as part of a long-running investigation into billing of Medicare for unnecessary cardiac implants, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Community Health Systems Inc. and 31 affiliated hospitals — including Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa., above — will pay $13 million in their deal with the Justice Department. (Credit: Getty) The DOJ said that 70 settlements have been inked with 457 hospitals in 43 states as part of a probe that began with an FCA suit filed in 2008 by two whistleblowers in Florida federal...

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