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Criminal Investigation | April 12, 2022

Providence Health & Services Agrees to Pay $22.7 Million to Resolve Liability From Medically Unnecessary Neurosurgery Procedures at Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center


Providence Health & Services Washington (Providence) has agreed to pay $22,690,458 to resolve allegations that it fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs for medically unnecessary neurosurgery procedures, announced Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington and Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General. Today’s joint settlement between Providence, the United States, and the State of Washington, which administers Washington’s Medicaid program using a combination of state and federal funding, is the largestever health care fraud settlement in the Eastern District of Washington.