Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, Mich., has agreed to pay the U.S. government $670,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations that the Ascension Health division overbilled Medicare for evaluation and management services provided to cardiology patients.
Mich. system agrees to false claims settlement
The agreement stipulates that Genesys does not admit liability by settling the case. Genesys, which includes 410-bed Genesys Regional Medical Center and a network of nonacute facilities and services in mid-Michigan, did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
According to the agreement, the government contends that Genesys upcoded claims for evaluation and management services provided by three employed cardiovascular surgeons from 2001-07. The allegations stem from a lawsuit filed by a whistle-blower, who is set to receive $130,000 from the settlement payment.
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