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Two West Tennessee hospitals agree to Medicare settlement

AP/The Tennessean, December 3, 2008
Two West Tennessee hospitals have agreed to a $7.9 million settlement for overbilling Medicare, according to federal investigators. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis, TN, said in a statement that the settlement covers "false claims to Medicare" from Jackson Madison County General Hospital for ambulance services and from Milan General Hospital for geriatric psychiatric care. The Jackson hospital agreed to pay $2.6 million, while the Milan hospital agreed to pay $5.3 million.