Overbilling Lawsuit Costs Dignity Health a $37 Million Settlement

November 1, 2014 10:57 AM

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Dignity Health, the three-state San Francisco-based hospital chain has decided on a settlement in the lawsuit claiming that the company overbilled Medicare and Tricare. According to recent information, Dignity health has been overbilling Medicare as well as the military health care program for several years now. The settlement sum, which the company will pay the government, is set at $37 million.

Authorities came to notice the misdoings of the company because of a whistle-bower lawsuit that Kathleen Hawkins, former Dignity Health employee filed. The lawsuit details how the hospital, formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, would submit inpatient care bills at 13 of its 39 locations in Ari...

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