Tuomey ordered to pay $276 million in fines, penalties

The (Sumter) ItemOctober 1, 2013 

— Tuomey Healthcare System has been ordered to pay more than $276 million in fines and penalties as a result of a judge’s ruling stemming from the federal lawsuit against the local hospital.

In her ruling released Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour declared Tuomey must pay more than $39.3 million for false Medicare claims, as well as more than $237.4 million in False Claims Act penalties. In addition, Seymour declared the local hospital must pay .1 percent interest on the $39.3 million from this point forward.

As part of her ruling, Seymour also rejected Tuomey’s motions for a new trial.

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