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Condell Health Network and Medical Center to Pay $36 Million Settlement After Self-Reporting Possible Health-Care Fraud
Date:12/1/2008

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Condell Health Network, parent corporation of Condell Medical Center, a 283-bed hospital in Libertyville - after voluntarily disclosing that it received improper Medicare and Medicaid payments - has agreed without litigation to pay the United States and the State of Illinois$36 million as a result of filing false claims for reimbursement, announced Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Condell, the largest health care provider in Lake County, Ill., made the voluntary disclosure earlier this year while in the process of being acquired by Advocate Health Care, of Oak Brook, Ill., which was scheduled to be completed today.

The settlement involves three aspects of the relationship between Condell and its physicians from 2002 through 2007: leases of medical office space at rates below fair market value; improper loans to physicians; and hospital reimbursement to doctors who performed patient services without required written agreements.

By voluntarily disclosing these improper practices, Condell avoided a government lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act and was able to negotiate a settlement at a discount. The settlement agreement calls for Condell to pay the United States$33.12 million to resolve claims relating to Medicare patients and $2.88 million to the state of Illinois to settle claims relating to Medicaid patients. The False Claims Act provides that parties who voluntarily disclose possible violations are liable for double damages, instead of triple damages, and civil penalties between $5,500 and $11,000 for each violation.

"We commend Condell for bringing these practices to our attention. We expect health care providers to come forward when they discover issues that could rise to the level of fraud without waiting for us to catch up to them, and when they do so, they may well benefit," said U.S. Attorney Fit
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