Continuum Health in New York to Pay $2.3M for False Claims Allegations
Continuum and St. Luke's allegedly double-billed the state Medicaid and Medicare for outpatient services provided at its mental health clinics from 1998 through 2010. The system and hospital agreed to repay the health programs in full, along with interest.
New York's share in the total settlement is more than $1.06 million.
A whistleblower alleged this activity in a 2008 lawsuit. The Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York opened an investigation into the allegations and confirmed them, according to the release.
More Articles on Hospitals and Settlements:Beth Israel Deaconess to Pay $7M in High-Profile Gender Discrimination Suit
Judge Still Undecided on WakeMed's Proposed Settlement
Renown Health Pays $4.2M to Cardiologists Under Settlement
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.