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Baltimore Hospital Settles False Claim Accusations

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore has agreed to pay the federal government nearly $800,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to health benefits programs.

According to the agreement, announced Wednesday, the hospital submitted fraudulent claims and allegedly made false statements that conditions existed that were not diagnosed or treated during patients' admissions.

The claims included that patients suffered from malnutrition as a secondary diagnosis.

Good Samaritan Hospital denies the allegations.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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