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Whistleblower Lawsuits Filed Against Community Health Systems Settled for $98.15 Million, Parker Waichman LLP Comments
Date:8/18/2014

ording to a Reuters report published on August 4th. The investigation looked at activity between January 2005 and December 2010. In January, Community Health Services acquired Health Management Associates. The settlement resolves allegations at 119 of its facilities, but does not cover hospitals that were affiliated with Health Management Associated before the acquisition.

According to report by The Charlotte Observer published on August 5th, the settlement requires CHA to enter into a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the agreement, CHS claims for inpatient services submitted to government health care programs will be evaluated by independent review organizations. One of the whistleblowers was singled out by the government and praised for their efforts, the article said. The whistleblower alleged that they were fired for refusing to take part in the wrongdoing (United States ex rel. Mason v. Community Health Systems, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:12-cv-817 (W.D.N.C.)).

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