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Massachusetts Hospital Agrees to Pay U.S. $2.79 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Date:2/19/2010

t, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. "As this settlement shows, those who come forward to disclose their violations and cooperate with the government will be dealt with fairly."

The case was handled by the Justice Department's Civil Division and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

This settlement is part of the government's emphasis on combating health care fraud.  One of the most powerful tools in that effort is the False Claims Act, which the Justice Department has used to recover approximately $2.2 billion since January 2009 in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs. The Justice Department's total recoveries in False Claims Act cases since January 2009 have topped $3 billion.  

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