Hefty fine of $37 million to be paid by Dignity Health for overbilling patients

November 1, 2014 12:23 PM

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Hefty fine of $37 million to be paid by Dignity Health for overbilling patients

The San-Francisco based Dignity Hospital represents one of the nation’s five largest systems. While their spokespeople claim that they are not at fault, they have been fined $37 million which will have to be handed over to the government. They have been submitting bills at 13 out of their 39 hospitals on Nevada, Arizona and California for inpatient care. The Justice Department says that they should have charged lesser than outpatient rates.

Earlier known as Catholic Healthcare West, the three-state Dignity Hospital has been overbilling the military health care program and Medicare for the past years.

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