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NYC Health System to Pay $1.25 Million Medicare Fraud Settlement

Sept. 25, 2020, 1:36 PM

The New York City Health and Hospital Corp. and a podiatrist will pay $1.25 million to settle claims they violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for hospital and professional services at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, a whistleblower’s attorneys announced.

Whistleblower Irina Gelman, a podiatrist who filed her FCA suit in 2012, alleged that the defendants improperly submitted to the federal government claims for graduate medical education costs relating to the podiatric residents at the hospital, a Thursday press release said.

She also said defendants billed the government for services provided by podiatry residents that...

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