Hospital's Inflated Patient Records Yield $2.75 Million Fraud Settlement

Posted on Jul 06, 2009
A whistleblower case has ended in a $2.75 million settlement.  A hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, inflated its patient records so that it could receive greater reimbursements. 

The whistleblower lawsuit, which was filed under the federal False Claims Act, yielded $550,000 for the two whistleblower employees. 

Employees that blow the whistle on government fraud can receive up to 20% of the amount recovered.