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Penn Highlands Healthcare Paying $735,000 to Resolve Lawsuit

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PITTSBURGH – Penn Highlands Healthcare and a few of its hospitals, including Penn Highlands DuBois, will be paying $735,000 to the federal government in order to settle a lawsuit.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the lawsuit alleges that Penn Highlands violated the Physician Self-Referral Law between 2009 and 2012 by paying more than $400,000 in improper compensation to a DuBois doctor. The U.S. Government contends that false claims were submitted by Penn Highlands Healthcare to Medicare and Medicaid.

The lawsuit was triggered eight years ago when three former Penn Highlands employees became “whistleblowers.”