Lawsuit dismissed against Putnam County Hospital Board, State Auditor

Putnam County Hospital 2019

A judge has dismissed a case against the Missouri State Auditor’s Office and the Putnam County Hospital Board brought by Hospital Partners, Incorporated.

Inc. In 2017, Galloway released an audit that found a $90 million billing scheme being perpetrated by the company at the rural hospital. The case was filed in April 2018 by Hospital Partners Inc. against the Hospital Board and the State Auditor’s Office.

Galloway released the following statement: “My audit revealed a $90 million billing scheme being perpetrated by Hospital Partners Inc. at Putnam County Memorial Hospital. In response, they tried to use the legal system to block me from exposing the truth to Missourians. It didn’t work. Today, a court dismissed their case against my office. When special interests try to use the courts to prevent me from shining a light on waste, fraud, and abuse, I will not be deterred.”