Corporate Compliance

Louisiana Hospital pays $3.3 million to resolve Medicare fraud charges

Compliance Monitor, October 22, 2008

West Jefferson Medical Center, a New Orleans area hospital, agreed to pay $3.3 million to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
 
The charges alleged West Jefferson Medical Center lied about its ability to provide critical care services at its pediatric intensive care unit. The alleged lie caused the hospital to receive overpayments from Medicare between March 1998 and October 2003.
 
Leslie Klemm, a former nurse at the hospital, filed the qui tam suit and will receive $627,000 as her share of the state and federal recovery.
 
To read the full DOJ press release, click here

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