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Missouri-based CoxHealth resolves allegations of Medicare fraud

Kansas City Star, July 24, 2008

Springfield, MO-based system CoxHealth has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve allegations of Medicare fraud and other irregularities. The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City said that CoxHealth would pay $35 million immediately, followed by five yearly payments of $5 million each. In a separate agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Cox signed a "corporate integrity agreement" to ensure its compliance with Medicare and other federal requirements.