Friday, April 30, 2004

Qui tam action against Univ. of Washington teaching hospital settles for $35 million

Assuming the Seattle Times got it right in their article this morning, the pending announcement of a settlement in the False Claims Act suit against them is the final chapter in an appalling tale of lawlessness on the part of a pillar of the Seattle health-care community:[W]hen [a 1996 compliance] program was put into place, auditors found rampant errors. Doctors were routinely overbilling