$14M Deal Reached In Hospital Billing Case

Law360, New York (December 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Jackson Memorial Hospital has shelled out $14.25 million to settle accusations that the Florida medical center deliberately failed to reveal or return overpayments that it had received from Medicare and Medicaid.

On Monday, U.S. Attorney George S. Cardona revealed the payoff, which puts to rest a longstanding whistleblower lawsuit against the public taxpayer-funded hospital.

Jackson Memorial stands accused of overbilling federal and state insurers, resulting in many unearned dollars for the Miami hospital.

While Jackson Memorial actually agreed to the payout at the end of last...
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