Charter Medical Corp. did not pay a fine to the state of Texas as was reported in a story about a settlement with Texas (Dec. 11, 1995, p. 36). In the settlement , the Atlanta-based chain agreed to pay $1.5 million for legal and in vestigative costs and provide 2,800 days of free care to Medicaid children. As part of last month's settlement, Charter was not legally found to be paying for patient referrals or offering incentives to employees based on patient a dmissions. In 1992, the chain also was not fined by the state but agreed to a $3.25 million settlement that included reimbursing the state for $550,000 in investigative costs, withdrawing certain claims from a state victims' compen sation fund and providing free care at its hospitals.
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