MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION CIVIL FRAUD SETTLEMENT WITH WESTCHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL – US Law News – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has filed and simultaneously settled a civil fraud lawsuit against the WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH CARE CORPORATION, doing business as the Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) for submitting false reimbursement claims to Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that provides financial assistance to individuals with low incomes for medical care. The Government’s Complaint alleges that WMC billed Medicaid for millions of dollars of outpatient services at its mental health center that lacked the core documentation required by Medicaid regulations.

The settlement, approved today in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon, requires WMC to pay $7 million in civil damages under the False Claims Act.

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