North Carolina's Rex Hospital Pays $1.9M to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., has agreed to pay the federal government $1.9 million to settle Medicare fraud charges resulting from a whistleblower lawsuit, according to a news release from Phillips & Cohen LLP.  

The whistleblower suit alleged a number of hospitals were unnecessarily keeping Medicare patients overnight following kyphoplasty procedures to boost Medicare revenues when the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Rex is the second North Carolina hospital to settle such charges. So far, the government has recovered $103 million from the case.

Phillips & Cohen LLP represents the whistleblowers.

Read the Phillips & Cohen LLP release on Rex Hospital.

Read more about hospitals and whistleblower suits:

- Baltimore Surgeon Sues Catholic Health Initiatives for Discrimination After Involvement In Whisteblower Suit

- Catholic Healthcare West Pays $9.1M to Settle False Claim Allegations

- 3 Core Concepts for Hospital and Healthcare False Claims Cases

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