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Healthcare Providers to Pay $22.5 Million Over Allegations of False Medicaid Billing

Two healthcare providers, including Dignity Health, in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have agreed to pay $22.5 million in settlement deals regarding allegations they violated federal and state law by submitting false bills to Medicaid. 

Dignity Health reached the deal to pay $13.5 million to the U.S. government and $1.5 million to the state. 

Dignity Health owns and operates Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, plus French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in southern San Luis Obispo County. It also operates Pacific Coast Health Centers in both counties.

Read the source article at noozhawk.com

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