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August 24, 2016

Posted  August 30, 2016

New York hospitals Beth Israel Medical Center (d/b/a Mount Sinai Beth Israel), St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (d/b/a Mount Sinai St. Luke’s) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Continuum Health Partners, agreed to pay $2,950,000 to settle charges that they violated the federal and New York False Claims Act by willfully delaying repayment of over $800,000 in Medicaid overpayments that resulted from improper claims submitted because of a software error.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.  The whistleblower will receive a yet-to-be-determined award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (SDNY)

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