Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its affiliated Palm Springs, Calif., hospital Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) have agreed to pay $1.41 million to the U.S. government to settle False Claims Act allegations that the organization knowingly charged Medicare for unnecessary procedures. According to a release from the Department of Justice, Medicare only reimburses hospitals for services and treatments that are deemed “reasonable and medically necessary.” Tenet and DRMC cardiologists were accused of implanting patients with […]