Maury Regional Hospital Agrees To $3.6 Million Settlement
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee hospital reached a $3.6 million settlement with the federal government to end claims related to billing for ambulance services that were unnecessary or improperly documented.
The Daily Herald reported that Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia self-reported the problems to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said the self-disclosure, discovered by the hospital's compliance program, spurred an investigation into the hospital's billing for ambulance transport as part of its emergency medical services.
The time period covered by the settlement agreement spans Jan. 1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2009.
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