DOJ: Hospital Chain To Pay $32.7M To Resolve False Billing Claims
(September 29, 2016, 3:15 PM EDT) -- HOUSTON — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Sept. 28 that Vibra Healthcare LLC (Vibra), a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based national hospital chain, has agreed to pay $32.7 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) when billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services (United States of America, ex rel. Daniel v. Vibra Healthcare LLC, No. 10-5099, S.D. Texas).
According to the agency’s press release about the settlement, which was filed under seal, Sylvia Daniel, a former health information coder at Vibra Hospital of...