Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against Computer Sciences Corp. And The City Of New York For Orchestrating A Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Billing Fraud Scheme
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has filed a civil healthcare fraud lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP. ("CSC") and the CITY OF NEW YORK (the "CITY"). The Government's Complaint seeks treble damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act against CSC and the CITY for orchestrating billing fraud schemes that used computer programs to automatically alter billing data. Two of the schemes involved CSC and the CITY using computer programs to circumvent the requirement that Medicaid should be billed after private insurance coverage had been exhausted, and a third scheme involved the use of a defaulting program to systematically falsify diagnosis codes submitted to Medicaid. According to the Complaint, these fraud schemes caused the submission of tens of thousands of false claims to Medicaid and allowed the CITY, through CSC, improperly to obtain millions of dollars of Medicaid reimbursements.
- Date:October 27, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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