Tennessee-based Jackson-Madison County General Hospital agreed to pay $1,328,465 to resolve allegations it improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid for the placement of unnecessary cardiac stents and other unnecessary cardiac procedures including angioplasty, catheterization, and ultrasound imaging. The allegations were first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Wood D. Deming under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Mr. Deming will receive an undisclosed portion of the settlement as a whistleblower award. DOJ
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