Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, will pay $800,000 to settle allegations that in 1994 its Johns Hopkins Hospital illegally billed Medicare for services provided by resident physicians as if teaching physicians had provided the services. The settlement is part of a nationwide federal investigation, known as Physicians at Teaching Hospitals, or PATH, which was launched in 1995. Hopkins denied wrongdoing and did not sign a corporate integrity agreement as part of the settlement. PATH has netted $125.7 million in settlements from 15 hospitals since 1995. An additional $56.9 million has been garnered from similar investigations of two hospitals. -- by Mark Taylor
Johns Hopkins settles PATH charges
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