Optim Healthcare to pay $4M to settle FCA, Stark Law allegations

Savannah, Ga.-based Optim Healthcare has agreed to pay the government $4 million to resolve allegations the company submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare between 2008 and 2012, according to the Department of Justice.

The lawsuit alleged Optim Healthcare through its physician-owned hospital and ambulatory surgical center acted in violation of the False Claims Act and the Stark Law by improperly inflating bills to receive a higher rate of reimbursement from Medicare.

The lawsuit was originally filed under the qui tam, or whistle-blower, provision of the False Claims Act, according to the report.

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