Corporate Compliance

NJ hospital pays $1.75 million to settle whistleblower claims

Compliance Monitor, October 29, 2008

St. Joseph Healthcare System Inc., agreed to pay the federal government $1.75 million to settle allegations that the New Jersey hospital inflated costs on claims in order to receive outlier payments, according to a press release from the whistleblower’s council, Phillips and Cohen LLC.
 
The qui tam lawsuit was filed by Anthony Kite, an independent hospital consultant, in 2005. According to Phillips and Cohen, Kite has been involved in several whistleblower cases in New Jersey, including a case brought against Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, last month. Cooper University paid $3.85 million to settle similar charges of inflated outlier payments.
 
To read the press release click here.

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