US Slaps IPC With False Claims Lawsuit Over 'Upcoding'

US Slaps IPC With False Claims Lawsuit Over 'Upcoding'

The U.S. government hit California-based physician group practice IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc. with a False Claims Act complaint in Illinois federal court on Monday, intervening in a whistleblower’s suit over alleged overbilling of hospital evaluation and management services billed to Medicare, Medicaid and others.

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