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.

Mercy’s parent firm settles Medicare billing complaint

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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