- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Justice department says children’s National Medical Center has agreed to pay $12.9 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the hospital submitted false information to receive Medicaid and federal funding.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1Le3btR ) reports the hospital misreported the number of beds available in the hospital and its overhead costs when it filed for funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and from Medicaid programs in the District and Virginia. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Monday.

The department says former hospital employee James Roark Sr. will be granted more than $1.8 million for alerting the government to the alleged fraud.

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