Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Mary Lanning Hospital has entered into a settlement with the state, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of Inspector General to resolve charges the hospital submitted false claims to the Nebraska Medicaid program and to Medicare.
The false claims were submitted on behalf of a contractor, Dr. Daniel Mazour, who provided services to patients of the hospital at its Blue Hill Clinic. Mary Lanning billed Medicaid and Medicare for services rendered by Mazour until discovering the bill was for medically unnecessary services between January 2010 through April 2016. Mary Lanning disclosed the false claims voluntarily and settled under the federal government’s Civil Monetary Penalty Law and the Nebraska False Medicaid Claims Act.
The Attorney General’s office says Mary Lanning Healthcare will pay the state and federal governments $677,239.56, which includes restitution of $451,493.07 and additional damages of $225,746.49. The state will receive $161,990.62 under the settlement.
This story has been updated to correct the name of the doctor.