Hospital to Pay U.S. in Medicare Dispute

From Staff and Wire Reports

Sharp Memorial Hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $6.2 million to settle allegations that it submitted false Medicare claims for organ-acquisition costs, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego announced Thursday.

The claims, which were filed from 1991 to 1999, were for reimbursement of costs such as employee salaries and medical director fees that were not related to organ acquisition, the U.S. attorney’s office said.