Did Medicare Fraud Settlement Cause A New Jersey Hospital To Close Its Doors?

The future of Saint Barnabas Health Care System has now become certain; it has decided to close Union Hospital in Union, New Jersey.  The Vice President of Saint Barnabas Health Care System denied that the hospital’s deficit had anything to do with the $265 million settlement Saint Barnabas agreed to pay in the wake of, what federal prosecutors called “one of the most lucrative Medicare fraud schemes in the nation’s history.”  Administrators said that the closing will leave a void in the community.

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