July 29, 1999 Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation has agreed to pay $1.25 Million Dollars to settle allegations asserted in a qui tam action filed by Kathy Aldrich, a psychiatric nurse formerly employed by Brunswick Hospital. The allegations of the case were that the hospital billed Medicaid for services provided by unqualified employees as if they were provided by qualified mental health professionals.
As part of the settlement, Ms. Aldrich will receive over $138,000 for having filed the qui tam action.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 7/29/99