January 22, 2016

October 30, 2014

San Francisco based hospital system Dignity Health(formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West) agreed to pay $37M to settle False Claim Act charges that 13 of its hospitals in California, Nevada and Arizona submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE by admitting patients for inpatient services 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 Kathleen Hawkins, a former employee of Dignity. She will receive a whistleblower award of $6.25M.DOJ

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