Shands Pays $26M Over Billing Errors At 6 Fla. Hospitals

Law360, Miami (August 19, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Florida-based Shands Healthcare has agreed to pay $26 million to settle a whistleblower suit accusing the health care provider of submitting false Medicare and Medicaid claims for inpatient procedures that should have been billed as outpatient services, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

Shands, which operates a network of health care providers in the Sunshine State, is paying the federal government and the State of Florida to settle False Claims Act allegations involving six of its hospitals — Shands at Jacksonville, Shands at the University of...
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