Broward Health could face civil liability fines of almost $100 million

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Four Broward Health commissioners at a January board meeting. Left to right, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, chair Joel Gustafson, David Di Pietro and Clarence McKee Photo: Karla Bowsher

By Karla Bowsher, BrowardBulldog.org - Broward Health faces $100 million in potential civil liability due to an ongoing federal anti-kickback investigation into whether it submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims.

“We’re looking at, I’ve heard, up to $100 million,” Broward Health Commissioner David Di Pietro said at a board meeting in June. That liability estimate has not been previously reported.

In interviews with BrowardBulldog.org in late January, Di Pietro said he does not personally know if that number is correct. He said, however, that he’d heard it used by Broward Health officials at prior meetings.

“This is a very serious matter that I will be monitoring closely in the upcoming months,” he said in an email.

Broward Health, whose legal name is the North Broward Hospital District, is currently the focus of a joint civil inquiry involving the Department of Justice, the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Inspector General’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Read more>>> http://www.browardbulldog.org/2013/02/broward-healths-liability-in-federal-medicaremedicaid-probe-estimated-at-100-million/

Note: The BrowardBulldog is led by its’ founder, Dan Christensen. Christensen is an award winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, and one of South Florida’s most experienced reporters.  The reports they publish are strictly from their own investigations.

 

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