University of Louisville Hospital to pay $2.8M over Medicare Fraud

University of Louisville Hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $2,833,408 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for payment to the Medicare program.

The voluntary settlement was announced today by U.S. Attorney David J. Hall and the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services.

“Those that do not follow the rules designed to safeguard our nation’s health care resources will be held to account,” they said in a statement.

In April 2011, counsel for U of L Hospital disclosed to the U.S. Attorney’s office that it may have violated federal law concerning the relationships it had with certain health care providers, the statement says.

This settlement agreement is neither an admission of liability by U of L nor a concession by the United States that its claims are not well founded, Hale and the inspector general said.

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