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Dignity Health Agrees to Pay $37 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Written November 14, 2014 by Janine Arno

On October 30, 2014, the Department of Justice announced Dignity Health has agreed to pay the United States $37 million to settle allegations that 13 of its hospitals in California, Nevada and Arizona knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE by admitting patients who could have been treated on a less costly, outpatient basis, the Justice Department announced today.  Dignity, formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is based in San Francisco and is one of the five largest hospital systems in the nation with 39 hospitals in three states.
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