Dignity Health hospital to pay $37 mn settlement in whistleblower suit

November 2, 2014 11:50 PM

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San Francisco-based three-state hospital chain ‘Dignity Health’ has finally agreed to reach a USD 37 million settlement for charges in a whistleblower suit in which the government has claimed that the hospital system had overbilled Medicare and a military health program.

In the case, the authorities have claimed that 13 of 39 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada intentionally submitted false or forge claims to Tricare and Medicare by admitting such patients who could have been given a less costly outpatient basis treatment.

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