In late October the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York announced the settlement of a False Claims Act case against Westchester Medical Center (“WMC”) for $7 million, for submitting false reimbursement claims to Medicaid from August 2001 through June 2010 involving outpatient behavioral health services.  The settlement is to be

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) imposed an obligation upon Medicare providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies, to report and return any overpayments they receive within 60 days of identification of the overpayment.  Failure to do so could result in substantial penalties to the provider under the False