Whistleblower Suit Against Prime Healthcare Alleges Medicare Fraud

According to a whistleblower suit brought under the False Claims Act, Prime Healthcare, a major healthcare company, defrauded CMS by over $50 million by misrepresenting the conditions of patients at 14 of its California hospitals. The whistleblower suit was filed by Karin Bernsten, the director of performance improvement at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. Although the U.S. has not yet intervened in the case, it retains the right to do so.

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