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Published July 03, 2013, 02:35 PM

Altru among 55 hopsitals to settle with US government

Altru Health System paid $1.5 million as part of a settlement with the federal government. The U.S. Justice department alleges that Altru, along with 54 other hospitals throughout the nation, used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger Medicare payments.

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