Largest health care system in New Jersey to pay U.S. $265 million to resolve allegations of defrauding medicare$265M - St. Barnabas Health
Saint Barnabas Corporation, the largest health care system in New Jersey and second largest employer in the state, has agreed to pay the United States $265 million to settle allegations that it defrauded the federal Medicare program, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced today.
The settlement resolves allegations that the Saint Barnabas Corporation,
SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Inc. paid the government more than $334 million to settle allegations that its clinical laboratory division defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and other federally funded health insurance programs. This historic settlement was the result of a joint effort between the government and “whistleblowers,” including Robert J. Merena, a former employee of SmithKline’s National Billing System.