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Mid-Michigan Hospital to Pay Millions in Lawsuit

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The federal government says a Jackson hospital will pay nearly half of a $4 million settlement in a lawsuit over unnecessary medical procedures.

The lawsuit alleged that Dr. Jashu Patel and other cardiologists at Jackson Cardiology Associates performed heart catheterizations and other procedures that weren't justified.

The government says a large majority of patients had no significant heart blockages. Patel and Jackson Cardiology are settling the case for $2.2 million. Allegiance Health was part of the lawsuit because many procedures were performed at the hospital.

The lawsuit was filed by a cardiologist, Dr. Julie Kovach. She'll get a portion of the settlement.

The government got involved because Medicaid paid for the procedures.

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