New York University Downtown Hospital has agreed to pay $2.1 million to resolve charges that it billed Medicaid for obstetric services that were provided by midwives and residents but billed as though they were performed by doctors.

The hospital identified and reported the false billings to the United States Attorney’s Office as part of their internal compliance program.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office issued a press release on the settlement on September 23, 2004.

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