Connecticut Hospital Settles Charges of Overbilling Medicare for Prostate Drug

A Connecticut hospital said Aug. 10 it has entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal government under which it will pay $516,527 to resolve allegations that it improperly charged Medicare for patient injections of the drug Lupron.
Federal prosecutors allege that St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford improperly billed Medicare in violation of the False Claims Act for injections of leuprolide acetate, known by the brand name Lupron or Lupron Depot. The Department of Justice also announced the settlement Aug. 10.
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