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KS hospital settles allegations of false claims

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 18, 2013

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has reached a settlement over allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare program, agreeing to pay $853,651 to the United States, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. The payment is in addition to the money the hospital has already refunded the Medicare program for the claims, resulting in a total payment of $1.7 million. The hospital, formerly known as Promise Regional Medical Center, has also entered into a "corporate integrity agreement" with the Department of Health and Human Services' fiscal watchdog