Easton Hospital Agrees To Pay The Government $662,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
PHILADELPHIA - Northampton Hospital Company, LLC and Northampton Hospital Corporation, doing business as Easton Hospital ("Easton Hospital"), have agreed to a $662,000 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act. The United States contends Easton Hospital billed Medicare for procedures performed by Dr. Thomas Walden, including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, cystometrogram, green light laser, and transurethral resection of the prostate. According to the United States, some of these procedures were not performed, were only partially completed, or were medically unnecessary. The settlement was announced today by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Easton Hospital denies the allegations.
- Date:December 22, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions