Minnesota Hospitals Pay $2.28 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Charges Involving Kyphoplasty
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Three HealthEast hospitals in the St. Paul, Minnesota, area have agreed to pay the federal government a total of $2.28 million to settle a whistleblower ("qui tam") lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud involving a certain type of spinal surgery known as kyphoplas...
Minnesota Hospitals to Pay U.S. $2.28 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
...dicare by counseling hospital providers to perform kyphoplasty
procedures as an inpatient procedure even though t...ls to settle Medicare fraud allegations related to kyphoplasty
claims. The hospitals previously paid $1.45 millio...it that they had overbilled Medicare for inpatient kyphoplasty
claims that should have been billed as outpatient ...
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
... Technique called kyphoplasty
may benefit those with vertebral fractures, study ...Day News) -- A minimally-invasive procedure called kyphoplasty
reduces disability and back pain for people with a...res. They were randomly assigned to receive either kyphoplasty
or non-surgical care, which included painkillers, ...
Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud and Abuse
...legations that Kyphon, Inc, which Medtronic only recently acquired, caused hospitals to submit inflated claims for treatment associated with kyphoplasty
treatment, a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat spinal fractures. Medicare Fraud Strike Force:
In May 2007, the Departments o...
Medtronic Spine, Formerly Kyphon Inc., to Pay U.S. $75 Million to Resolve Allegations Of Defrauding Medicare
...ain hospitals billing Medicare for certain
kyphoplasties performed on an inpatient basis rather than less costly and
clinically appropriate outpatient kyphoplasty
treatment. This conduct
resulted in the Medicare program paying more for certain inpatient
"Today's settlement demonstrates ...
National Neurosurgery Awareness Week Kicks Off During Annual Meeting of the AANS
... or invasive spinal surgery. When conservative treatment options have proven ineffective, two minimally invasive procedures, called vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
may be considered as treatment options. Recent advances in spinal procedures have reduced the need for invasive surgery, in many cases.
More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures
...emoved. The spaces created by the balloons are then filled with the cement. kyphoplasty
has the added benefit of restoring height to the spine.
Patients with...peding bone fragment or tumor
Complication rates for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
have been estimated at less than 2 percent for osteoporotic VCFs and up to ...
Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain
...respiratory and cardiac failure, and death. (FDA Public Health Web Notification: Complications related to the use of bone cement in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
procedures, October 31, 2002; http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/bonecement.html.)
Frey noted that sacroplasty is an off-label use of PMAA, and ther...
Kyphoplasty Yields Good Long-Term Improvement for Spinal Fractures
...lated spinal fractures, a treatment called balloon kyphoplasty
provides prompt and lasting improvement in pain, d...ornia, San Diego, and other members of the Balloon kyphoplasty
Outcomes Group analyzed the outcomes of 155 patien...osteoporosis.
The patients underwent balloon kyphoplasty
at 19 U.S. hospitals. In the...
Novel Technique To Revolutionize Treatment Of Spinal Tumors
... have left many cancer patients with very few treatment options. Open surgery is invasive and involves a long recovery. Traditional vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
– two procedures that utilize bone cement to stabilize the fractured vertebrae – are also risky when a tumor is present, because the procedures can ca...