NEW YORK (AP) — Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare will pay $42.8 million to resolve allegations it over billed Medicare for the treatment of patients who needed intense inpatient rehabilitation.

The Dallas company says the settlement resolves inquiries by the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

The allegations concern admission of patients at 25 facilities from May 2005 to December 2007. The Justice Department says Tenet billed Medicare for patients who did not meet the standards for admission to inpatient rehab facilities.

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