Tuomey Hospital ordered to pay more than $276 million in fines | News
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A federal court has ordered Tuomey Healthcare System to pay more than $276 million in fines after it was found guilty of collecting millions of dollars false Medicare claims.
According to court documents, Tuomey must pay $39,313,065 to pay off the claim, plus another $237,454,195 in penalties.
In May, a the court found Tuomey Healthcare System guilty of collecting fraudulent Medicare claims. The hospital system was accused of signing doctors to part-time contracts so the hospital would get referral fees when doctors performed health care services.
Last week, President and CEO Jay Cox and Executive Vice President/COO Gregg Martin negotiated an exit from the hospital's administrative staff, according to a news release from the company. The release said the pair and the hospital mutually agreed to a separation agreement.
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