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CHS Says Government Consolidating Probes
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Community Health Systems Inc. has confirmed that it is the subject of “overlapping claims” in several federal investigations that the for-profit hospital chain said could be related to claims that it overbilled Medicare.

In a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Franklin, TN-based CHS said it was told last Friday that the U.S. Justice Department would intervene in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in Fort Wayne, IN, against CHS and affiliate Lutheran Hospital.

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