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September 1, 2017

Posted  November 27, 2017

New Mexico-based Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and its partner Texas-based Christus Health agreed to pay $12.24 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by making illegal donations to county governments which were used to fund the state share of Medicaid payments to the hospital.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by a former Los Alamos County, New Mexico Indigent Healthcare Administrator.  The whistleblower will receive an award of $2.25 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ

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