Two Tennessee hospitals, Jackson Madison General Hospital and Milan General Hospital, have agreed to pay the federal government $2.6 million and $5.3 million respectively to settle false claims allegations.

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the resolution on December 1st.

Jackson Madison was alleged to have violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for non-emergency ambulance transportation that did not meet Medicare’s standard of medical necessity.

Milan General Hospital settled allegations that it improperly admitted Medicare patients into its psychiatric unit.

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