UT Southwestern Med Center to Pay $1.4M to Settle Alleged False Claims

UT Southwestern Medical center in Dallas has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle allegations the hospital submitted false claims to Medicaid and Medicare regarding the supervision of resident physicians between 2004 and 2007, according to a UT Southwestern news release.

UT Southwestern did not admit any wrongdoing but settled the case in order to "to avoid ongoing litigation expenses and prevent further distraction from our mission," UT Southwestern President Daniel K. Podolsky, MD, said in a statement. He added, "In fact, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reviewed our current billing compliance practices and found them to be robust and consistent with state and federal billing requirements. As a result, unlike many such settlement agreements, the OIG will not require any ongoing oversight or supervision through either a 'Corporate Integrity Agreement' or a 'Corporate Compliance Agreement.'"

The allegations against UT Southwestern were filed under seal four years ago.

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