Judge approves WakeMed settlement

February 9, 2013 7:25:20 AM PST
Judge Terrance Boyle has okayed a deal between federal prosecutors and WakeMed.

Boyle had criticized a deal between the hospital and federal prosecutors over allegations that that WakeMed overbilled Medicare.

He characterized the deal for fines and restitution totaling $8 million as a slap on the wrist.

Boyle heard from both sides at a hearing earlier this week.

"We thank Judge Boyle for his consideration of this issue and look forward to continuing our mission of providing quality healthcare to all who seek our services," said WakeMed in a statement.

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