Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Civil Fraud Suit against Hospital Group for Fraudulently Delaying Repayment of Nearly $1 Million of Medicaid Overcharges
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York State Comptroller, today announced the filing and unsealing of a civil fraud lawsuit against Continuum Health Partners, Inc., Beth Israel Medical Center d/b/a Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center d/b/a Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt for the hospitals' fraudulent delay in fully repaying nearly $1 million in Medicaid overpayments for almost two years after it had discovered the overpayments. Federal law requires that when a recipient of Government funds discovers it has been overpaid, it must repay the Government within 60 days, but the hospitals in this case did not complete their repayments for nearly two years, and then only after repeated Government inquiries.
- Date:June 27, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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