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Feds join lawsuit alleging Kaiser Permanente Medicare fraud

   August 02, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department has joined a series of whistleblower lawsuits alleging that Kaiser Permanente engaged in a years-long scheme to defraud the federal government out of Medicare payments. The suits allege that since 2009 the company systematically pressured doctors to amend medical records by adding “diagnoses that patients did not actually have” in order to receive higher Medicare reimbursements, according to federal prosecutors.

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