Health care operator to pay $100M after scheme

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A health care operator with several local offices will have to pay nearly $100 million after federal investigators said it knowingly filed false claims to make a profit.
 
Community Health Systems agreed to pay $98.2 million.
 
Investigators said CHS engaged in a deliberate corporate-driven scheme to increase inpatient admissions of Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare patients.
 
CHS has local offices in Mooresville, Statesville and Hamlet.