Community Health Systems Will Pay $98 Million In Hospital Fraud Case

August 4, 2014 10:22 PM

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Community Health Systems will pay $98 million in a settlement for allegedly creating a scheme in which patients were admitted to CHS emergency rooms who didn’t need to be hospitalized, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.

CHS, based in Franklin, is one of the largest hospital providers in the country. A lawsuit over the matter claimed that CHS fraudulently billed the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs to bolster the company’s revenues.

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