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Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog
December 21, 2015

Hospitals Beware - Inpatient Kyphoplasty Procedures Remain a False Claims Act Target

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat certain spinal fractures often due to osteoporosis. Since the filing of a qui tam action, more than 130 hospitals have entered settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ) totaling approximately $105 million to resolve allegations that they mischarged Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures.