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April 12, 2018

Posted  April 30, 2018

Arizona-based Banner Health agreed to pay over $18 million to settle claims that 12 of its hospitals in Arizona and Colorado submitted false claims to Medicare by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly outpatient basis. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former Banner employee Cecilia Guardiola. She will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $3.3 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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