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June 2, 2017

Posted  June 12, 2017

Fredericksburg Hospitalist Group, P.C. agreed to pay roughly $4.2 million to settle charges it violated the False Claims Act by upcoding evaluation and management (E&M) codes to the highest code levels in billing Medicare and other federal healthcare payors in connection with their providing hospitalist services to patients at Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital.  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 whistleblower award from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (EDVA)

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