Hospital Pays $16.5m to Settle Whistleblower Case For Medicare Fraud by Treating Homeless

The Los Angeles Doctor’s Hospital Inc. a subsidiary of Pacific Health Corp. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by paying “marketers” to recruit the homeless people who acted as patients from 2004-2007. The patients received treatment for health conditions even if they didn’t require treatment. Hospitals also included in the settlement are Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Newport Specialty Hospital and Anaheim General Hospital