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June 30, 2017

Posted  August 8, 2017

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (dba Carolinas Healthcare System) agreed to pay $6.5 million to resolve charges it violated the False Claims Act by “upcoding” claims for urine drug tests in order to receive higher payment than allowed for the tests.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Mark McGuire, a former laboratory director for CHS.  He will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $1.4 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (WDNC)

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