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Archbold pays million to settle Medicaid fraud charges


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Thomasville's Archbold Memorial Hospital will pay millions of dollars to the federal government to settle Medicaid fraud charges.

The hospital agreed to pay 13.9-million plus attorneys fees resulting from a "whistleblower" suit filed in 2008.

According to the Department of Justice, Archbold presented itself as a government-owned and operated hospital to obtain extra money from the Medicaid program.

The accusations led to the trial and conviction of former Archbold CEO and president Ken Beverly.

Former CFO William Sellers pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in the conspiracy.

The settlement is one of the largest ever paid by a Georgia hospital to settle charges of Medicaid fraud.

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