Corporate Compliance

PA hospital will pay $1.9 million in Medicare fraud settlement

Compliance Monitor, November 26, 2008

St. Vincent Health System Inc. will pay $1.9 million to settle allegations the company submitted inflated claims to Medicare for reimbursement, according to a Phillips & Cohen LLP press release.
 
Anthony Kite, an independent hospital consultant, blew the whistle on St. Vincent and alleged the company purposely inflated claims in order to receive outlier payments. The case was filed under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, which allows private citizens to file cases on behalf of the government.

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