UConn Health Center settles Medicare charges

The University of Connecticut Health Center will pay more than $475,000 to settle Medicare over-billing charges. The hospital was accused of overcharging Medicare for cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and infusion therapy, from 2002 to 2004. The feds had charged that instead of billing Medicare on a per-patient basis, the Center's John Dempsey Hospital charged Medicare for the hours it spent in patient care, resulting in bills that were two- to seven-times larger than allowed. The hospital also settled charges it had billed improperly for the breast-cancer drug Herceptin.

To learn more about the case:
- read this Hartford Courant article

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