Hospital chain to pay $65M to settle Medicare fraud claims
Prime Healthcare, the nation's fifth-largest hospital chain, has agreed to settle a federal whistleblower case filed by a nurse in one of the company's California hospitals.
By R. Robin McDonald|August 06, 2018 at 10:40 AM|The original version of this story was published on Daily Report
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The nation’s fifth-largest hospital chain has agreed to pay the federal government $65 million to settle a long-running whistleblower lawsuit accusing its founder of pressuring staff to admit patients who did not need inpatient care.
Federal prosecutors on Friday announced the settlement with Prime Healthcare Services, company founder and CEO Prem Reddy and 14 hospitals operated by Prime Healthcare in California said lead whistleblower counsel Marlan Wilbanks, of Atlanta whistleblower boutique Wilbanks & Gouinlock.
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