A local hospital, cancer center and doctor have reached a mulch-million dollar settlement with the state of Georgia, the department of justice, and several other agencies.
The agreement is for 35 million dollars from Columbus Regional Health and the John B. Amos Cancer Center to resolve allegations of kickbacks and over billing for radiation therapy, according to the Attorney General.
Georgia also reached a civil resolution with Dr. Andrew Pippas for 425 thousand dollars to settle accusations of improper payments and illegal claims to Medicare and Medicaid. These agreements are not admissions of guilt.
Columbus Regional Health has also entered into a five year corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services.
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