DAVENPORT, Iowa — Federal prosecutors say Genesis Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.88 million to settle a Medicare overpayments case.
The office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa said in a news release Tuesday that the settlement resolves allegations that the Davenport hospital violated the federal False Claims Act from 2013 through 2016 by keeping overpayments for inpatient admission claims. The release says the claims should have been billed at a lower reimbursement rate for either outpatient or observation services.
The release says the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only.
Genesis Vice President Paul Bollinger says Genesis resolved the matter to avoid costly and protracted litigation and says the settlement is not an admission of error.