Corporate Compliance

CoxHealth facing potential $60M settlement

Compliance Monitor, May 14, 2008

Resolution to claims of Medicare fraud and False Claims Act violations could cost CoxHealth some $60 million, according to an article in the Kansas City Star.
The Department of Health and Human Services began investigating CoxHealth in December 2004 for Medicare fraud. In January 2005, CoxHealth told federal investigators it was already looking into how it billed Medicare for dialysis services and how it paid physicians who provided those services. The government is investigating, among other things, whether those physicians were paid even if they performed no services.
Details of the settlement have not been finalized and no settlement amount is set. CoxHealth chief executive Robert Bezanson provided the $60 million figure to employees, board members, physicians, and volunteers in a memo.


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