Oklahoma Heart Hospital settles whistleblower lawsuit


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma hospital has agreed to a $2.8 million settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit in which a former nurse alleged the hospital made false Medicaid claims.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital admitted no wrongdoing in paying out the settlement to Jennifferr Baird, the state of Oklahoma and the federal government.

Baird filed a lawsuit in federal court in 2015 alleging the hospital fraudulently billed outpatient stent procedures as more expensive inpatient services to the state's Medicaid insurance program.

State and federal prosecutors eventually stepped into the whistleblow...

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