Dartmouth-Hitchcock Settles Fraudulent Billing Claims With $2.2M

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., will pay $2.2 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed various federal health programs, according to a Boston Globe report.

Federal prosecutors say the case began in 2007 when a physician accused the medical center of improperly billing federal programs for services performed by resident physicians without sufficient supervision by staff physicians. The billings in question spanned from 2001 to 2007.

Of the total settlement, more than $80,000 will go to the state of Vermont, $61,000 to New Hampshire and $1.5 million to the federal government.

Dartmouth-Hancock has denied liability but agreed to settle to avoid the burden, expense and risks of litigation and a trial, according to the report.

Read the Boston Globe report on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's billing settlement.

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