South County Hospital pays federal government $750,000 for overbilling

WAKEFIELD, R.I. -- South County Hospital has paid the federal government $750,000 for excessive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement claims the hospital submitted for outpatient laboratory tests, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Margaret E. Curran. According to the settlement agreement reached by the hospital's lawyers and the U.S. Attorney's office, the hospital received Medicare…

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