Missouri system expects to pay $60 million to settle federal investigation
Kansas City Star, May 2, 2008
Springfield, MO-based CoxHealth expects to pay $60 million to settle a federal investigation of Medicare fraud and other alleged healthcare violations. The case is being handled out of the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, and encompasses compensation of physicians, incorrect billing for renal dialysis claims and Medicare cost reporting issues, according to a letter appended to the financial statement. The amount would be one of the largest such settlements in Missouri history.