UMDNJ to Pay U.S. $2 Million for Allegations of Medicare Fraud

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) has agreed to pay the United States $2 million to resolve federal civil fraud allegations that its hospital defrauded Medicaid, the Justice Department announced June 9, 2009, according to a press release on PR Newswire.

From 1993 to 2004, UMDNJ’s University Hospital submitted claims to Medicaid for outpatient physician services that were also being billed by doctors working in the hospital’s outpatient centers. By submitting duplicate claims for payment, University Hospital doubled billed the government’s Medicaid program, according to the release.

The case against UMDNJ and University Hospital originated in a qui tam, or whistleblower, complaint filed under the Federal False Claims Act.

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