The New York Times

August 3, 2018Prime Healthcare Services, one of the nation's largest hospital systems, agreed Friday to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California.   

The company and CEO Prem Reddy agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that 14 of its hospitals unnecessarily admitted patients and also "upcoded" patient diagnoses, exaggerating their illnesses in order to receive more Medicare money. 

Larson O'Brien attorneys Stephen G. Larson and Erica Graves served as co-counsel to the qui tam relator Karin Berntsen, a registered nurse who alleged Prime violated the False Claims Act.

Click here read the Associated Press article regarding the settlement: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/08/03/us/ap-us-medicare-overbilling.html