Penn Health System settles improper billing allegations for $845k

Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System has agreed to pay the federal government $845,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations, according to the Department of Justice.

The agreement settles allegations that UPHS improperly billed Medicare for stent procedures performed by two cardiologists at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia between 2008 and 2012.

The DOJ launched an investigation into UPHS after the system voluntarily disclosed the allegations to the government. The investigation revealed UPHS submitted claims to Medicare for cardiology services that were medically unnecessary and resulted in overpayments to UPHS, according to the DOJ.

UPHS cooperated with the government in its investigation and has implemented a new quality assurance program for the cardiac catheterization lab at Pennsylvania Hospital, according to the DOJ.

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