- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A former nurse alleges in a lawsuit that a Lawrence hospital falsified records to increase Medicare and Medicaid payments.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (https://bit.ly/1hsFB3i ) a lawyer for Megen Duffy, a former emergency room nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, filed the “whistleblower” lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas.

The lawsuit alleges that the fraud started as early as 2007 and involved falsifying arrival times of patients with chest pains to increase federal payments.

Duffy worked at LMH from 2009 to 2013, when she was fired.

The hospital denies the claims. Gene Meyer, president and CEO of the hospital, says the hospital doesn’t have any policies or intention to defraud the government.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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