January 25, 2016

February 2, 2015

Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation and three affiliated New Mexico hospitals agreed to pay $75M to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act by making illegal donations to county governments which were used to fund the state share of Medicaid payments to the hospitals. The allegations were first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former Community Health revenue manager Robert Baker. He will receive a whistleblower reward of $18,671,561 as his share of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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