March 15, 2007
Raritan Bay Medical Center has entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal government to allegations filed in three separate federal lawsuits brought by whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act.
The suits alleged that the Medical Center took advantage of Medicare’s supplemental reimbursement program by purposefully inflating charges for inpatient and outpatient care to make these cases appear more costly than they actually were. As part of the $7.5 million settlement, the hospital entered into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The settlement was reported on March 15, 2007 at the wnbc.com website