Cost Report Fraud Allegations Cost Baptist Medical and Integris Health $12.2 Million

A former contractor of Integris blew the whistle on Integris Health, Inc., alleging that it was submitting inflated claims to Medicare. The complaint stated that Integris sought payment from Medicare for post and non-transplant related costs that Integris knew were not reimbursable under the Medicare program. In addition,the Complaint alleged that Integris claimed Medicare reimbursement for liver and heart organ acquisition costs related to transplant patients who were not Medicare beneficiaries. The whistleblower will receive $2.3 million as a share of the recovery under the False Claims Act. Integris Baptist Medical Center, a not-for-profit health organization, is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and operates the largest Medicare certified Heart, Liver and Kidney transplant program in the state of Texas. Integris Health, Inc. is the parent corporation for Integris Baptist Medical Center.

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