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San Mateo County Medical Center, county to pay $11.4 million for false Medicare claims

Original post made on Aug 10, 2021

San Mateo County Medical Center and the county have agreed to pay $11.4 million to reimburse Medicare after inappropriately billing for millions of dollars for hospital stays that allegedly were not medically necessary.

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Posted by gtspencer
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Aug 10, 2021 at 6:39 pm

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So who’s going to loose their job over this fiasco?

Posted by sjtaffee
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 11, 2021 at 2:43 pm

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"Good faith efforts"? That's a pretty weak defense. We should judge our public officials by their actions and results, not their intent. Not sure if there are criminal charges that can be brought, but if so, they should be on the table. And certainly the incompetence and willful disregard of the law addressed.

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