Westchester Medical Center to Pay $7M Settlement

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    Westchester Medical Center is to pay $7 million to settle charges that it submitted false Medicaid claims for nearly 10 years.

    The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office announced the settlement on Wednesday.

    The federal complaint alleges Westchester Medical Center repeatedly billed Medicaid for outpatient mental health services from Aug. 2001 through June 2010 without having the core documentation required by Medicaid regulations.

    The Westchester Medical Center released a statement saying the settlement does not involve the quality of its medical services, but only deficiencies in the documentation that the Medicaid program requires. The Valhalla hospital also says it has improved the documentation practices of its clinicians.

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