In Appeal Of $237 Million Fraud Judgment, Tuomey Healthcare Asks Court To Stay Collection, Warns Of Closure

On December 20, 2013, Tuomey Healthcare System asked the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) to stay collection of a $237.5 million Medicare fraud judgment imposed in October 2013 because the hospital system lacks financial resources to pay and continue operations. In April 2013, a jury found the system guilty of paying kickbacks to physicians for referrals and submitting false Medicare claims, and on October 2, 2013, the federal District Court of South Carolina imposed the repayment judgment. The system appealed the . . .

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