Mercy’s parent firm settles Medicare billing complaint

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Mercy’s parent firm settles Medicare billing complaint

Department of Justice receives $7.8 million from hospital’s previous owner
Catholic Health Initiatives, which used to own Mercy Regional Medical Center, paid out $7.8 million for violating health guidelines and improper billing to patients. Details of Mercy’s involvement were not immediately clear, but a lawsuit claimed almost 500 hospitals were billing Medicare for procedures that did not meet guidelines.
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