Texas Hospital OKs $1.4 Million Settlement In Medicare, Medicaid Fraud Case

DALLAS (May 23, 2013)--The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has voted to pay $1.4 million to settle allegations that the hospital defrauded Medicare and Medicaid.

In the proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department approved late Wednesday, Parkland does not admit liability.

The Dallas Morning News reported that the details remain confidential because the settlement must be approved by a federal judge.

The U.S. Justice Department and the state investigated the allegations in response to a 2010 whistle-blower lawsuit filed by a physician.

Board members also approved an integrity agreement to require independent monitoring of Parkland's billing and clinical practices for five years.

The hospital collects about $425 million annually from Dallas County taxpayers.

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