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Catholic HealthCare West agrees to $9.1M settlement with feds
Sacramento Business Journal

Catholic Healthcare West, parent company to local Mercy hospitals, has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations that seven of its hospitals submitted false Medicare claims, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced late Friday. None of the affected hospitals are located in the Sacramento region. All of the problems occurred in the 1990s. Federal investigators began looking into the matter in 2001, but it took years to compile evidence and reach a settlement.