Feds announce $72.4M settlement with Tuomey over illegal Medicare claims

Feds announce $72.4M settlement with Tuomey over illegal Medicare claims

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The U.S. Department of Justice says they've reached an agreement with Tuomey Healthcare System to pay $72.4 million to the federal government following a $237 million judgment against the Sumter-based healthcare provider.

According to federal investigators, Tuomey illegally billed the Medicare program "for services referred by physicians with whom the hospital had improper financial relationships."

On top of the massive payment to the feds, Tuomey will also sell itself to Palmetto Health.

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