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California hospital pays $2.2 million in FCA settlement.

The United States Attorney in Los Angeles announced that Downey Regional Medical Center has paid $2.2 million to settle allegations that the hospital submitted false claims to Medicare. Downey allegedly claimed and received reimbursement of expenses that were not allowed under Medicare, including interest, lobbying, legal and marketing expenses.

The U.S. Attormey’s August 18, 2004 press release is available at their site.

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