Feds join suit against Sutter Health over inflated Medicare payments
The lawsuit alleges Sutter is liable for at least “hundreds of millions of dollars” in restitution, damages and penalties.
The complaint alleges that Sutter submitted unsupported diagnoses, which overstated the medical 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 information about the health of certain Medicare patients in order to inflate payments from the government.
The Sacramento-based hospital chain, one of the largest in the country, is also fighting an antitrust
lawsuit brought earlier this year by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
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