GREENVILLE, S.C. — Federal prosecutors say a South Carolina hospital has agreed to pay more than $7 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false Medicare claims.

The Greenville News reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office said AnMed Health in Anderson agreed to make the payment.

Prosecutors said AnMed knowingly disregarded the legal requirements for submitting claims to Medicare for radiation oncology, emergency room and a clinic among other services.

The allegations stemmed from a lawsuit by a former employee, Linda Jainniney, under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. That law allows private citizens to sue on behalf of the federal government for false claims and to share in any recovery.

Jainniney will receive $1.2 million of the recovery. She will also receive more than $850,000 from the hospital for wrongful termination.


Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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