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Grady agrees to $2.9 million Medicaid billing settlement

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ATLANTA (AP) - Attorney General Sam Olens says the state has reached a settlement with Grady Health System over allegations that inaccurately coded claims led to inflated bills payments from Georgia Medicaid.

Olens said in a statement Thursday that the health system agreed to pay more than $2.9 million to settle the allegations. Officials accused the hospital system of submitting inflated bills to Georgia Medicaid for certain neonatal intensive care unit services.

Grady's Chief Legal Officer Tim Jefferson said in an emailed statement that the system is glad to have resolved the billing issue. Jefferson says the billing issue was not related to the quality of care being provided to babies in the unit.

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