Sooner State rads, others settle improper-billing charges for more than $1.6 million

The Oklahoma radiologists who were accused in January of improperly billing CMS for services provided by unsupervised assistants have agreed, along with their hospital and a former administrator, to settle with DOJ for $1,618,750.

The Norman Regional Health System cooperated with the investigation while stopping short of admitting guilt, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Western Oklahoma.

“In reaching this settlement, Norman Regional did not admit liability, and the government did not make any concessions regarding the legitimacy of the claims,” the office reports. “The agreement allows the parties to avoid the delay, expense, inconvenience and uncertainty involved in litigating the case.”

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