Health law

Carolinas Healthcare to pay $6.5 million to settle upcoding allegations related to lab tests

DOJ says court documents show Carolinas upcoded numerous tests, triggering higher payouts from government programs.Carolinas Healthcare System will shell out $6.5 million to settle a major whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the system was ratcheting up testing codes to get bigger payments from federal healthcare programs the Department of Justice has announced.The DOJ said court documents

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