Hospital settles for $283,000

A Massachusetts hospital has paid $283,000 to settle federal charges that it defrauded Medicare for infusion of intravenous chemotherapy services. The Justice Department charged that The Cancer Center of Boston at Plymouth, Cape Cod, had billed Medicare between 1991 and 1995 for prolonged infusion through portable pumps. The facility billed for multiple days of infusion, when in reality the treatment was administered only on a single day, according to DOJ.