Watertown Area Hospital Settles Health Care Lawsuit
United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced today that his office has settled a civil action under the False Claims Act, against the Carthage Area Hospital. This case involves allegations that the Carthage Area Hospital ("Carthage") double-billed Medicare for operating room services and ambulatory services from September 1, 2006 through June 30, 2010. Carthage submitted approximately 1900 claims for payment to Medicare which improperly contained both revenue code 360 (operating room services) and revenue code 490 (ambulatory surgery).
- Date:July 10, 2014
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions