2013 Massachusetts News Archive
July 29, 2013
Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Pay $5.3 Million to Resolve Improper Medicare Claims
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Susan J. Waddell, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General announced today that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital located in Boston, has agreed to pay the United States $5.315 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for inpatient admissions that should have been billed as lower reimbursed outpatient or observation services. The improper claims were submitted from June 1, 2004, through March 31, 2008.
March 13, 2013
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital North Shore Settles Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing
Spaulding has agreed to pay $91,800 to settle the allegations against it.
January 24, 2013
Another Orthofix Defendant Sentenced for Committing Medicare Fraud
Michael J. McKay was sentenced to one year of probation, with the first three months to be served in home confinement, and ordered to forfeit $10,000 and pay a fine of $3,000.
January 9, 2013
Orthofix Defendant Sentenced for Defrauding Medicare
Derrick R. D. Field admitted that for several years he falsified patient medical records, causing Medicare to pay more than $250,000 for fraudulent claims for medical devices.