Universal Health Providers announced Thursday it has agreed to settle civil complaints against its behavioral health facilities for $127 million, pending federal approval.
The King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital chain stated it reached the settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division and on behalf of different states’ attorneys average. It is going to resolve accusations towards the corporate’s behavioral health facilities. The settlement remains to be topic to requisite approvals and the execution of a definitive solution and associated agreements, in keeping with UHS.
UHS additionally mentioned the DOJ’s Criminal Fraud Section had closed a separate investigation into the corporate’s operations. UHS Spokeswoman Jane Crawford stated the DOJ did not file fees towards UHS on the close of that investigation; however, she couldn’t say whether or not or not there will probably be a settlement.
We are awaiting the preliminary draft of a possible company integrity settlement with the Workplace of Inspector Common for America Division of Health, and Human Companies which we count on will probably be a part of the general arrangement of this matter,” the corporate stated in its second-quarter 2019 earnings report.
UHS stated its civil settlement is topic to the execution of a corporate integrity settlement with the OIG, and the corporate cannot guarantee the compensation shall remain finalized.
Crawford declined to share extra element in regards to the case, together with which hospitals had investigated.
A consultant with the DOJ was unable to offer additional info on the case.