New York hospital to pay nearly $1.5M to settle fraudulent billing case

Oswego (N.Y.) Hospital has 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, according to the Department of Justice.

During an internal review, Oswego Hospital identified a number of billing improprieties in its behavioral health services department, including claims that were paid by federal and state payers that did not include time-related information required for certain time-based billing codes.

The hospital promptly took corrective action to remedy the issues it discovered in the internal review and brought its findings to the government's attention.

A physician who formerly worked at the hospital has also paid $204,365.97 to the federal government and the state of New York to resolve False Claims Act liability in connection with a related investigation.

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