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Kentucky Hospital Agrees to Pay Government $16.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Unnecessary Cardiac Procedures

Saint Joseph Health System Inc. has agreed to pay $16.5 million to resolve allegations that Saint Joseph Hospital violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Medicare and Kentucky Medicaid programs for a variety of medically unnecessary cardiac procedures, the Justice Department announced today. Saint Joseph Health System operates numerous hospitals statewide, including Saint Joseph Hospital, which is based in London, Ky.


Action Details

  • Date:January 29, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Department of Justice
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions