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University of California
Medicare/Medicaid False Billings
Date: 02/01/2001 (Date of Settlement - approximate)
Misconduct Type: Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency: Health and Human Servs.
Contracting Party: Health and Human Servs.
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: “The University of California agreed to pay the Government $22.5 million to settle allegations that the school's five teaching hospitals routinely submitted false billings to Medicare, Medicaid and other Federally-funded health programs. The alleged false claims included upcoding, as well as billing for services purportedly performed or supervised by faculty physicians - when those services were, in fact, performed by residents with little or no supervision.”