The U.S. government said it has recovered $3.89 million from the University Of Mimai on behalf of Medicare and the state Medicaid program as the result of a suit filed by a whistleblower.

The lawsuit alleged UM double-billed and overcharged Medicaid through several of its outpatient clinics. “Under the false or fraudulent billing scheme outlined in the complaint, both the University of Miami and its outpatient clinics billed Medicaid under their respective provider numbers for the same covered services provided to the same recipients on the same date,” the state said.

The South Florida Business Journal (subscription required) ran a May 17, 2005 story on the settlement.

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