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DOJ Settles With Seven More Hospitals To Resolve Medicare Claims For Kyphoplasty

Posted in Articles
The DOJ announced today that it has reached $6.3 million in settlements with seven more hospitals to resolve allegations that the hospitals overcharged Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures. A kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure to treat spinal compression fractures associated with osteoporosis and cancer. As we reported earlier, in 2008, the DOJ settled a qui tam … Continue Reading

Hospitals Ask U.S. Attorney to Reconsider HEAT Enforcement Initiatives

Posted in Investigations
Earlier this month, the American Hospital Association sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, requesting a review of a so-called kyphoplasty initiative being pursued by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. The AHA’s letter, and the concerns … Continue Reading
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