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Sutter Health to return $30 million to Medicare Advantage for alleged false claims

Original post made on Apr 15, 2019

The health care provider that operates Palo Alto Medical Foundation has agreed to pay the federal government $30 million to settle a major lawsuit for allegedly submitting false information about the health status of Medicare Advantage Plan beneficiaries, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Name the people who perpetrated the fraud! They should be held individually responsible so we know whom to avoid.
Shareholders and patients bear the costs, otherwise.


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Posted by Not Surprised
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

This is not a surprise by any means. Most hospitals do this all the time and get away with it. Billions in over charges and unnecessary charges is all too common in the healthcare industry. I used to be a patient of PAMF many years ago and I had my own insurance. I felt their charges were over the top and the doctors deliberately witheld basic tips that could have helped me avoid going to their clinics. I could have cured my infections with a $1 triple antibiotic cream. I hope people don't trust their doctors because doctors are now salespeople and they have to meet quotas to get bonus.


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