A central Georgia hospital system has agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement to resolve charges of fraudulent Medicare billing. The Medical Center of Central Georgia has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims that it billed Medicare for services that were more expensive than what the hospital should have been billing for between 2004 and 2008. According to federal prosecutors, hospital officials knowingly charged Medicare for unnecessary inpatient admissions when they could have performed outpatient procedures and billed less. Hospital officials said in a statement that they’ve entered an agreement with federal officials requiring the hospital to give employees more compliance training. The Medical Center of Central Georgia is based in Macon and is reported to be the second largest hospital in the state.
Source: Insurance Journal
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