A former top administrator filed claims under the Federal False Claims Act — also known as a qui tam action in Georgia.  Columbus Regional Healthcare System and Dr. Andrew Pippas have agreed to settle claims that they fraudulently billed governmental insurers.  Dr. Pippas agreed to pay $425,000 to settle billing claims against him.  Columbus Regional agreed to pay $26 million with the possibility the amount could reach a total of $35 million over the next five years.