Fourteen Hospitals Charged More Than $12 Million in Overcharging Medicare for Kyphoplasty
Between 2000 and 2008, fourteen hospitals located in New York, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Indiana, Missouri and Florida were overcharging Medicare when performing kyphoplasty, a procedure that is used to treat certain spinal fractures. The hospitals agreed to pay the government over $12 million to settle the allegations. To date, the Justice Department has reached settlements with over 40 hospitals totaling over $39 million to resolve false claims act allegations related to kyphoplasty claims submitted to Medicare.
For more information see: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/February/12-civ-173.html