Blog posts with "Medicare Fraud"

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Whistleblower Reminds Florida of Governor Rick Scott’s Role in Record-Setting Medicare Fraud

As Florida voters exercise their democratic right to choose between two unpopular multimillionaires, the cross-accusations of fraud and corruption continue to escalate. This week, political chameleon Charlie Crist released another attack ad to remind voters that Republican incumbent Rick Scott presided over the largest instance of Medicare fraud in history (at the time) as CEO of  Columbia/HCA. The attack ad (which is the video included with this article) takes the form of a televised “pre...

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Florida Hospital Settles $85M Whistleblower Lawsuit for Illegally Incentivizing Physician Referrals of Medicare Patients

Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. recently entered into an $85 million settlement with the federal government to resolve the False Claims Act lawsuit of United States v. Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr., 6:09-CV-1002-ORL-31T (M.D. Fla. 2014). The whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act suit alleged the following: [The hospital system] violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the...

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Continues to Generate Successful Prosecutions in Florida

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is operating heavily in South Florida and its investigations continue to generate successful prosecutions of Medicare fraud as indicated by several recent press releases by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. These successfully prosecuted cases were all investigated by the FBI and HHS-OIG as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force under the supervision of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. The Medic...

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