Earlier this month, the EMH Regional Medical Center and the North Ohio Heart Center Inc. (NOHC) agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle allegations brought against them in a qui-tam lawsuit.
The case was filed by the former manager of EMH’s catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory, Kenny Loughner. It accused EMH and NOHC of performing unnecessary angioplasty and stent placement procedures on Medicare patients who did not necessarily need them. Mr. Loughner will receive $660,859 as his portion of the settlement.
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