Corporate Compliance

NJ Hospital pays $3.85M to settle Medicare fraud charges

Compliance Monitor, October 1, 2008

Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., agreed to pay the federal government $2.85 million plus interest to resolve allegations it illegally increased charges to Medicare beneficiaries to obtain higher reimbursement from the program, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
 
Between 2001 and 2003, Cooper allegedly inflated the cost of certain inpatient and outpatient stays in order to qualify for more lucrative outlier payments.
 
Whistleblower Anthony Kite will receive $654,500 for bringing the case to the government’s attention, according to the release.
 
To read the full DOJ press release click here.

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