Health System Settles False Claims Over Secondary Payer Rules
Jesse Hamby
December 9, 2013

Reprinted with permission of Atlantic Information Services, Inc.

Texas health system agreed to pay $3.675 million to settle false claims allegations that it ran afoul of Medicare secondary payer rules. Baptist Health System, which owns hospitals in the San Antonio area, resolved allegations that it was overpaid by Medicare from 2003 to 2008, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas said on Nov. 18. The case underscores the complexity of Medicare-as-secondary-payer obligations and problems that can result when errors are fixed going forward without returning past overpayments.

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