TITLE

Following the rules: Rex says retroactive penalties led to fraud lawsuit

AUTHOR(S)
Carlson, Joe
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;4/11/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the fraud allegations against the doctors and administrators of Rex Healthcare of Raleigh, North Carolina. According to the hospital administrators, they followed all of the policies that were in place until 2007 on determining when to admit patients accepting spinal-repair surgery kyphoplasty. They agreed to pay the U.S. government 1.9 million U.S. dollars to settle fraud claims. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Rex had joined 25 other hospitals that have settled same allegations.
ACCESSION #
60025541

 

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