Norwalk Hospital is among 32 hospitals in 15 states that have concluded to compensate a United States a sum of some-more than $28 million to settle allegations that they submitted fake Medicare claims for minimally-invasive procedures to provide spinal fractures that mostly are due to osteoporosis.
The settlements announced by a U.S. Department of Justice resolves allegations that a hospitals frequently billed Medicare for a procedures on a some-more dear quadriplegic basis, rather than an outpatient basis, in sequence to boost their Medicare billings.
“Charging a supervision for aloft cost quadriplegic services that patients do not need wastes a country’s critical health caring dollars,” pronounced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, conduct of a Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that Medicare supports are spent appropriately, formed on a medical needs of patients rather than a enterprise to maximize sanatorium profits.”
Norwalk Hospital has concluded to compensate $920,000.
All though 3 of a settling comforts were named as defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit brought underneath a False Claims Act. The claims resolved by a settlements are allegations only, a DOJ pronounced in a release, and there have been no determinations of liability.