Two of those under investigation,
Federal authorities have been requesting documents from various UHS facilities since 2012, and in March the criminal frauds section of the
"At some point, we'll begin probably a more serious conversation with the government, but that has not occurred yet," UHS chief financial officer
Federal investigations of fraudulent billing allegations sometimes result in financial settlements.
UHS officials did not respond Monday to an emailed request for comment.
Overall, UHS is the nation's largest operator of psychiatric hospitals. It had 204 facilities and 21,054 beds on
Behavioral health providers have benefited from expanded insurance coverage for mental-health care under two federal laws since 2008.
In UHS's case, the most recent data are from 2013, when UHS accounted for 47 percent of the net patient revenue in the state's free-standing inpatient psychiatric facilities.
The report showed that Clarion Psychiatric Center in northwest
Also in the top five was
All of the top five are for-profit.
Acadia, which is managed by executives who sold
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