UW Medicine reaches settlement with government on billing issues
The UW physician practice plans have reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve issues related to billing documentation provided under federal health care programs.
Under the settlement, UW Medicine will pay $35 million. No state appropriations will be used to pay any part of the settlement.
During the federal investigation of Medicare and Medicaid billing practices at the UW, UW Medicine administrators recognized that billing errors were made and immediately took steps to enhance the compliance program. UW Medicine is committed to business practices that match the high quality of the organization's teaching, research, and patient care, according to Paul Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.
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