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Accused UT hospitals fire back at state's Medicaid sheriff

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2012

Hospitals have fired their first salvo against efforts by Utah's Medicaid program to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse. Three IASIS Healthcare Inc. facilities—Davis Hospital & Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center—are suing Medicaid's new Office of the Inspector General (OIG), saying the agency has no authority to demand repayment of $2.7 million in allegedly overpaid emergency department charges.