Swindling radiologists cost their institution $2.2 million, and then some

A major medical school and its affiliated health system have been hit with a multimillion-dollar fraud settlement after two radiologists were caught billing for mandatory reviews of residents’ interpretations that the experienced rads never actually looked at.

The University of Missouri agreed June 30 to pay a total of $5.2 million for violations uncovered during the investigation of the scheme, while MU Health Care will pay a $2.2 million chunk of that specifically for the radiology piece of the settlement.

The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune has the details: