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Maryland General settles with US for $750K

The Baltimore Sun, August 14, 2013
Maryland General Hospital has entered into a $750,000 agreement with the federal government to settle claims that it overbilled Medicare and Medicaid for cardiac scans that measure the amount of blood in the heart. The Baltimore hospital, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System, is accused of taking single scans and then billing for multiple procedures for a six-year period beginning March 24, 2003, and ending Dec. 23, 2009, according to U.S. District Court documents released Monday. The settlement also alleges that the hospital failed to immediately pay back the overcharges after they were discovered.