June 28, 2019 / 3:09 PM / a year ago

Encompass Health to pay $48 mln to resolve False Claims Act allegations -U.S. DOJ

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - Encompass Health Corp has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

The settlement resolves allegations in three lawsuits that some of Encompass Health's inpatient rehabilitation facilities provided inaccurate information to the federal Medicare program to maintain their status as an IRF and earn a higher rate of reimbursement, and that some admissions were not medically necessary, the department said.

The department said the settlement resolved the allegations without any determination of liability. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann)

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