Government Intervenes in False Claims Lawsuit against IPC the Hospitalist Co. Inc. Alleging Overbilling of Physician Services
The government has intervened in a lawsuit against IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., and its subsidiaries (IPC), alleging that IPC submitted false claims to federal health care programs, the Justice Department announced today. IPC, based in North Hollywood, Calif., is one of the largest providers of hospitalist services in the United States, employing physicians and other health care providers who work in more than 1,300 facilities in 28 states. Hospitalists are physicians who work only in hospitals and other long-term care facilities, overseeing and coordinating inpatient care from admission to discharge.
- Date:December 9, 2013
- Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
- Criminal and Civil Actions