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September 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Seattle doctor pleads not guilty in Medicare-fraud case

FARGO, N.D. — A Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims that included nursing home visits to patients who were dead pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court. John Chen pleaded not guilty to six counts, including health-care fraud and false statements related to health care. Trial is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Fargo. The…

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July 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Tacoma firm to pay $14.5M to settle Medicare whistleblower lawsuit

A Tacoma firm that provides billing for physicians and other medical professionals in Washington and elsewhere has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle allegations by a whistleblower that it overbilled Medicare and other federal health-care programs. Sound Inpatient Physicians Inc. employs more than 700 clinicians and doctors to 70 hospitals and a growing number of post-acute…

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