Civil Plaintiff

Shore Health Settles Medicare and Medicaid Overpayment Allegations for $9.5 Million

Following a lengthy federal lawsuit, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health returned nearly $9.5 million in overpayments to Medicare and Maryland Medicaid to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations in June.

The civil lawsuit was originally filed in July 2016 after a whistleblower brought forward claims that Shore Health allegedly overcharged Medicare and Maryland Medicaid programs between 2014 and 2018 for services provided to their beneficiaries. The federal False Claims Act and its state equivalents allow private citizens like the whistleblower to file lawsuits on behalf of the government for false or fraudulent payment claims under government programs.

Shore Regional Health, which runs two hospitals and several outpatient centers on the Eastern Shore, is a part of the larger University of Maryland Medical System. The health system provides many services to patients covered with Medicare or Medicaid across the Eastern Shore.

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