Type to search

Health Care News

Delaware hospital agrees to $4 million federal settlement

Share

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say St. Francis hospital in Wilmington has agreed to a $4 million settlement related to improper Medicare and Medicaid billing.

The settlement announced Tuesday involves improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for patients admitted into a Wilmington inpatient rehabilitation unit between 2007 and 2010 when admission was not medically necessary and services did not fully qualify for reimbursement.

Authorities say the hospital voluntarily disclosed the issues and took corrective action to resolve the improper payments.

St. Francis closed the Wilmington inpatient rehabilitation unit in early 2011.

St. Francis has agreed to pay more than $4 million to the United States and about $200,000 to the state of Delaware.

The settlement also resolves allegations that St. Francis employed an individual who was excluded from participating in federal health care programs.

Get the free DBT email newsletter  

Follow the people, companies and issues that matter most to business in Delaware.

Tags:

You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the DBT Book of Lists

The definitive publication of contacts and key information from over 1,500 of Delaware's top businesses and organizations across 60 industries. 

No, thank you.

Free for a limited time! (Normally $50)

Stay updated with our free email newsletter

Keep up with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in Delaware.

No, thank you.