UM settles federal Medicare fraud allegations for $22 million

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division’s Fraud Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that the University of Miami will pay $22 million to the federal government to settle allegations it cheated Medicare by ordering medically unnecessary test and inflating patients’ medical bills.

The agreement is the resolution of allegations raised in a whistleblower case.

Federal law allows whistleblowers to recover a portion of any settlement, but the department said it hadn’t calculated that amount yet.

The university agreed to stiffen its compliance with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations.

Source: UM settles federal Medicare fraud allegations for $22 million / Islander News

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