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West Virginia hospital reaches Medicaid fraud settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay $320,000 to settle allegations that it made improper billings.

Grant Hospital in Petersburg filed Medicaid, Medicare and other claims from September 2014 to March 2016 for services and items that were not provided by a credentialed physician, according to the settlement announced Wednesday.

State and federal officials said a hospital physician used another physician’s name as the service provider on claims and to access electronic health records for outpatient services.

The hospital reported the error in February 2019.

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