Community Health Network agreed to pay $20,324,902.22 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. According to the government, since the late 1990s through October 2009, CHN had contracts with free-standing ambulatory surgery centers under which they would provide out-patient surgical services to CHN patients. CHN would then bill Medicare and Medicaid for the surgical services through the billing departments of its hospitals so it could improperly receive higher reimbursement rates. DOJ
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