Parkland Memorial Hospital to Pay $1.4M Settlement to Resolve Fraud Allegations

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas will pay $1.4 million to resolve allegations it defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

The hospital board approved the settlement with the Department of Justice late yesterday, according to the report. The board also approved a corporate integrity agreement with federal health regulators, which requires independent oversight of Parkland's billing and clinical practices for five years.

The DOJ and Texas attorney general investigated Parkland in response to a 2010 whistleblower lawsuit filed by a graduate of the hospital's physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program.

Among the allegations, the whistleblower claimed that, for several years beginning in 2005, the hospital submitted claims for rehab consultations that patients' primary care physicians never ordered and that exposed some patients to risk of further injury.

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