Fla. Hospital Strikes $85M Deal On Whistleblower Claims

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 9:57 PM EST) -- Halifax Hospital Medical Center reached an $85 million tentative settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for a portion of a whistleblower suit over the Florida-based hospital's alleged Medicare fraud, an attorney in the case confirmed Monday.

Just before trial in Florida district court Monday, six oncologists, three neurologists, the hospital and the DOJ reached a tentative settlement over claims that the physicians made medically unnecessary referrals to Halifax and that the hospitals processed the claims through Medicare, a violation of the Stark Law, explained Marlan...
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