Ga. care company reaches false claims settlement

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Savannah-based health care company has agreed to settle claims that it submitted false claims to the government.

Officials said Thursday that Optim Healthcare agreed to pay $4 million in the settlement.

Prosecutors say the company was accused of filing claims for surgeries and other Medicare procedures that were inflated.

The company was also accused of misidentifying claims to secure higher reimbursement rates and violated a federal regulation meant to ensure that physicians are working in the best interest of patients and not financial incentives.

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