6 latest False Claims Act settlements

The following healthcare organizations entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act since Sept. 1.

1. Catholic Health to pay $6M to settle overbilling allegations
Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health agreed to pay $6 million to settle allegations its nursing home subsidiary overbilled Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services.

2. South Carolina health system to pay $7M to settle false billing case
Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health agreed to pay more than $7 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare.

3. Operator of 2 New York City hospitals pays $4M to settle false claims, Stark Law allegations
MediSys Health Network, which owns and operates two New York City hospitals, agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act and Stark Law.

4. Florida medical group will pay $448k to settle false claims allegations
First Coast Cardiovascular Institute in Jacksonville, Fla., agreed to pay $448,821 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

5. Christus Health, subsidiary to pay $12.2M to settle false claims allegations
Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and parent organization Christus Health in Irving, Texas, agreed to pay $12.24 million plus interest to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

6. South Carolina family practice chain reaches $2M settlement over alleged Medicare billing scheme
Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, with five operating practices throughout Columbia, settled a False Claims Act lawsuit for $1.6 million.

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