6 latest False Claims Act settlements

The following hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers have entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act since July.

1. New York hospital to pay nearly $1.5M to settle fraudulent billing case
Oswego (N.Y.) Hospital agreed to pay the federal government and the state of New York nearly $1.5 million to resolve violations of the False Claims Act that the hospital self disclosed.

2. California oncologist pays $736k to settle false claims allegations
A Stockton, Calif., oncologist, Neelesh Bangalore, MD, agreed to pay the federal government $736,000 to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE for certain chemotherapy drugs purchased from an unlicensed pharmaceutical distributor.

3. Oklahoma FQHC to pay $825k to settle false claims allegations
East Central Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Wetumka, Okla., agreed to pay $825,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false Medicaid claims.

4. Missouri hospital to pay $5.5M to settle false claims allegations
Mercy Health Springfield (Mo.) Communities, formerly known as St. John's Health System, and one of its affiliates agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act.

5. John Muir Health to pay $550k to settle whistle-blower lawsuit
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

6. Community Health Network settles false claims allegations for $20.3M
Community Health Network, a nonprofit system based in Indianapolis, agreed to pay $20.3 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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