The complaint alleges thatSutter submitted unsupported diagnoses, which overstated themedical risk of patients and led to inflated payments. (Photo:Jason Doiy/ALM)

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it was joining a lawsuit accusing Sutter Health of submitting false informationabout the health of certain Medicare patients in order to inflate payments from the government.

The Sacramento-based hospital chain, one of the largest in thecountry, is also fighting an antitrust lawsuit brought earlier this year by California AttorneyGeneral Xavier Becerra.

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