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Five Defendants Pay Over $8 Million To Resolve Civil Fraud Allegations That They Billed Medicare And Medicaid For Unlicensed And Unnecessary Inpatient Detoxification Services

Kelly T. Currie, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's New York Region (HHS-OIG), today announced that three New York hospitals, Benedictine Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph's Medical Center, together with SpecialCare Hospital Management Corporation (SpecialCare), a Missouri-based company, and SpecialCare's chief executive officer, Robert McNutt, had agreed to pay over $8 million to resolve claims that they had defrauded the Medicare and Medicaid programs in connection with detoxification treatment provided to patients at the hospitals.


Action Details

  • Date:August 24, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions