HealthCare Partners Holding has reportedly agreed to pay $270 million to settle claims brought by the Justice Department that it delivered inaccurate data that inflated payments under Medicare Advantage plans.
The company, which was acquired by DaVita in 2012, agreed to the settlement without admitting any wrongdoing, according to a Fierce Healthcare report.
After discovering the company’s strategies led to incorrect diagnostic codes being sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to garner inflated payments, DaVita voluntarily disclosed the practices by HealthCare Partners Holding.
The settlement also included $10.2 million to settle claims by a whistleblower that the company engaged in “one-way” chart reviews to increase Medicare payments while ignoring and failing to delete inaccurate diagnosis codes.
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