DOJ OKs Parkland Memorial's $1.4M Settlement for Overbilling Allegations

The U.S. Department of Justice has finalized a $1.4 million settlement from Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, which will resolve whistleblower allegations that the hospital defrauded federal insurance programs, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

The payment settles charges from 2010 that claim Parkland submitted false billings for physical rehab consultations that were never ordered by patients' primary care physicians and were medically unnecessary, according to the report.

Under the settlement, Parkland will also undergo federal monitoring of its billing practices over the next five years as part of a corporate integrity agreement with HHS.

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