Vermont hospital paid $1.7M to settle false claims allegations

Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital paid Vermont and the federal government approximately $1.7 million to resolve civil allegations it violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.

The government alleged BMH, a nonprofit community hospital, submitted false outpatient laboratory claims to Medicaid and Medicare without proper documentation to support reimbursement. The claims were submitted between January 2012 through September 2014, according to the DOJ.

The settlement comes after a whistle-blower made the initial allegations..



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