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

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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

Update: AHA’s Continued Efforts To Persuade The DOJ To Reconsider The Hospital Kyphoplasty Initiative

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Several months ago, we reported that the American Hospital Association (“AHA”) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, requesting a review of the so-called kyphoplasty initiative being pursued by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Earlier… Continue Reading

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

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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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