The St. John’s Mercy Health System, which has clinics and hospitals in several places in Missouri, is paying the federal government more than $2.2 million to settle claims that the company filed false Medicare reimbursement claims.

The government had claimed that St. John’s foot care clinics had received payments for routine toenail trimmings and dead-tissue removal that Medicare doesn’t reimburse.

The government had charged the false claims had been filed through clinics in Lebanon, Mountain View, Springfield, Aurora, Cassville, and St. Louis. St. John’s has closed the foot clinics as part of the settlement.