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Simi hospital pays $5.15 million to settle Medicare case
Ventura County Star

Simi Valley Hospital has paid $5.15 million in a settlement with the federal government over alleged Medicare fraud involving billing for psychiatric care in the 1990s, Department of Justice officials announced Wednesday.

The hospital admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement. On Wednesday morning, a federal judge dismissed a 9-year-old lawsuit filed against the hospital by a whistle-blower who claimed alleged fraud against Medicare and Medi-Cal brought the hospital more than $5 million.

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