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September 29, 2015

Posted  January 25, 2016

Delaware-based St. Francis Hospital agreed to pay roughly $4 million to the US and $200,000 to the State of Delaware to resolve charges it violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for patients admitted into its inpatient rehabilitation unit in Wilmington, Delaware between 2007 and 2010, when admission was not medically necessary and/or the services provided did not fully qualify for reimbursement.  The settlement agreement also resolves separate allegations that St. Francis employed an individual who was excluded from participating in any Federal health care programs.  DOJ (DE)

Tagged in: FCA Federal, Hospital Fraud, Lack of Medical Necessity, Medical Billing Fraud,